French: Tyran tacheté German: Schuppenrücken-Maskentyrann Spanish: Tuquito rayado
Subspecies and Distribution
E. v. rufinus
(Spix, 1825) – Northern Variegated Flycatcher – Venezuela (E base of Andes in Portuguesa and Barinas, E Falcón and N cordilleras E to Sucre and Delta Amacuro, also throughout Bolívar and Amazonas), the Guianas and N & E Brazil (E to Pará and SE to Bahia, S along R Madeira to near border with Bolivia).
E. v. varius
(Vieillot, 1818) – Southern Variegated Flycatcher – C & E Bolivia, C & S Brazil (Mato Grosso E to Espírito Santo, S to Rio Grande do Sul), N Argentina (S at least to Tucumán, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, possibly farther S), Paraguay and Uruguay; S breeders migrate N into range of nominate and NW as far as W Colombia.
18–19 cm; 25 g. Nominate race has mostly blackish or blackish-brown head, yellow coronal patch (semi-concealed), long white supercilia nearly confluent on nape, broad... read more
Usually rather quiet, even during breeding; harsh “chee-chee-chu” call, final note more prolonged,... read more
Borders of primary forest, secondary woodland, gallery forest, open savanna with scattered bushes... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; also small fruits, austral migrants possibly consuming greater quantities of fruit than do residents. Generally solitary;... read more
Nest-building activity recorded as early as mid Oct (Santo Tomé), eggs late Nov to Dec and nestlings mid Dec in Argentina. Nest... read more
S race (nominate) partially migratory, vacates breeding areas S of E Bolivia and S Brazil. Migrates... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas. Has a large range and is found in a variety of... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!