Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Streamer-tailed Tyrant (Gubernetes yetapa)


Taxonomy

French: Moucherolle yétapa German: Kehlband-Schleppentyrann Spanish: Yetapá grande
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa yetapa

Vieillot

, 1818,

Río Plata, Paraguay

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

NW Bolivia (upper R Beni) and SC Brazil (S Mato Grosso, extreme S Bahia S to W Rio Grande do Sul) S to E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Chaco, Corrientes, Misiones).

Descriptive notes

35–38 cm; 42 cm (including tail). Male has pale grey forecrown and supercilium; above, mostly pale grey with dark brown shaft streaks; wings blackish, patch of cinnamon... read more

Voice

Call a harsh “wurreep”, repeated multiple times when hovering over foraging area; also... read more

Habitat

Buriti palm groves, damp grasslands and marshy terrain near streams, always with some shrubbery... read more

Food and feeding

Diet consists of insects. Usually in pairs, less often small family groups, perching conspicuously atop bushes and low trees, often at... read more

Breeding

Breeding period apparently Oct–Jan in Brazil, where fledglings recorded Nov–Jan. Pairs displaying in Jul. During duetting... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to locally fairly common. Relatively common at Beni Biosphere Reserve, in Bolivia, and also occurs in San Rafael, San Luis... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2018). Streamer-tailed Tyrant (Gubernetes yetapa). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57450 on 15 December 2018).