Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Warbling Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris)


Taxonomy

French: Doradite babillarde German: Braunrücken-Sumpftyrann Spanish: Doradito común
Taxonomy:

A[lecturus]. flaviventris

d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye

, 1837,

Corrientes, Argentina

.

Until recently included P. citreola. Monotypic.

Distribution:

N & E Argentina (S to Buenos Aires), Uruguay and SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul); in non-breeding season N to Paraguay, where perhaps also breeds#R.

Descriptive notes

11–11·7 cm; 7–8 g (report of 24 g surely erroneous). Male is dull olive-brown above, crown rufescent, lores and cheeks dusky; wings like back, wing-coverts and flight-... read more

Voice

A series of gentle and somewhat disjointed-sounding, high-pitched, staccato and squeaky notes,... read more

Habitat

Reedbeds, freshwater marshes, sawgrass (Cortaderia, e.g. C. selloana) marshes,... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, but no specific information. Forages alone or in pairs or family groups, mostly deep inside marsh vegetation; shy and... read more

Breeding

Season Sept–Jan. Nest a loosely woven cup of fine straw or rush fibres attached to vertical marsh vegetation. Clutch 2–4 creamy... read more

Movements

Populations breeding in extreme S of range migrate N in austral winter, with, for example, birds... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to locally fairly common, and known from several protected areas, including national parks and nature reserves. In... read more

Recommended citation

Bostwick, K. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Warbling Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris). 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/57194 on 26 June 2019).