French: Moucherolle huppé German: Gelbbauch-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero moñudo común
Other common names:
Northern Tufted Flycatcher
P. L. Sclater
Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
M. p. tenuirostris
Brewster, 1888 – W Mexico from SE Sonora and SW Chihuahua S to W Jalisco.
M. p. phaeocercus
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – Mexican Tufted Flycatcher – mountains of E & C Mexico (SW Tamaulipas, Zacatecas and C Jalisco to Oaxaca and Chiapas) S to NE Nicaragua.
M. p. aurantiiventris
(Lawrence, 1865) – Costa Rican Tufted Flycatcher – Costa Rica and Panama (E to Serranía del Darién).
M. p. eminulus
Nelson, 1912 – E Panama (Cerro Pirre) and adjoining NW Colombia (Chocó).
M. p. berlepschi
E. J. O. Hartert, 1902 – Choco Tufted Flycatcher – NW Colombia (Chocó) S to NW Ecuador (Imbabura).
12–13·5 cm; 8·5 g. Nominate race has brown-tinged olive crown, distinct pointed crest; pale loral spot and thin buff-white eyering set against cinnamon face and side of... read more
Song single or repeated “tchwee” or “turee” notes; also a “pseeu”, “seeeu” or “seer” during... read more
Borders, treefall gaps, clearings and broken canopy of montane forests, including pine (Pinus... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually found in pairs. Sits upright on exposed perch in low to upper levels of forest; sallies to capture prey, often returning... read more
Apr–Jun in Costa Rica and Feb in Colombia (Chocó). Nest a shallow cup of dark rootlets and green moss, liverworts and lichens, lined... read more
Resident. Altitudinal migrant in parts of Mexico N of isthmus; locally, descends to Sinaloa and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common or fairly common, and local. Fairly common along lower Buenaventura road in Valle, in Colombia; in Ecuador, fairly common near... read more
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