French: Moucherolle de Vieillot German: Orangebürzel-Schwalbentyrann Spanish: Birro belicoso
Subspecies and Distribution
H. b. pallidior
E. J. O. Hartert & Goodson, 1917 – NW Bolivia S to W Paraguay and NW Argentina (S to Mendoza and San Luis).
H. b. bellicosa
(Vieillot, 1819) – E & S Brazil, E Bolivia (E Santa Cruz), E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones) and Uruguay.
15·5–18·5 cm; 21·2–42 g (once 14 g). Long, slender tyrannid reminiscent of a swallow (Hirundinidae), with short rictal bristles, long pointed bill broad at base, short legs;... read more
Song (and calls) of this species are generally very similar to those of H. ferruginea, but... read more
In Bolivia and NW Argentina found on sparsely wooded slopes with steep banks, cliffs and bridges at... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including hymenopterans and coleopterans recorded in stomach contents, and horse-flies (Diptera) reported through direct... read more
Nests found in Nov and Dec in Argentina and S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo), and nest with young in Pará, E Amazonian... read more
Mainly resident. S breeders migrate during austral winter, sometimes far from typical habitat, for... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common, especially in SE Brazil. Probably increasing and spreading as a result of deforestation. Among many others, occurs in... read more
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