French: Moucherolle à poitrine fauve German: Ockerbrust-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero pechileonado
Tucurrique, Costa Rica.
Caribbean slope of SE Nicaragua (no recent records) and N Costa Rica.
12 cm; 11 g. Resembles an Empidonax in appearance and posture, but more brightly coloured. Male has crown dark grey, dark lores, white supraloral stripe and broken... read more
Song a rapid “chee chee spt’t cheew” or “chit it-it chee’yew”,... read more
Dense vegetation near edges, natural clearings or streams within humid and mature secondary forest... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera) and ants (Hymenoptera). Forages alone or in pairs, following regular routes;... read more
Little known. Apparently a crevice-nesting species; nests recorded c. 6 m above ground in hollows of large bamboo (Guadua) and non... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA. Rare to uncommon, and local. Occurs within small range of c. 8000 km²; population... read more
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