French: Barbichon de Cayenne German: Gelbbauchbekarde Spanish: Moscareta barbada
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
M. b. semiflavus
Todd, 1919 – NC Colombia (N Antioquia, NW Santander).
M. b. barbatus
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Bearded Flycatcher – SE Colombia, S & E Venezuela (S of R Orinoco) and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, N Peru (N of R Marañón) and NC Brazil (N of R Amazon).
M. b. amazonicus
Todd, 1925 – E Peru (S of R Marañón) and C Brazil (S of R Amazon, E to R Madeira); also, probably this race, in N Bolivia (Pando)#R.
M. b. insignis
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – NE Brazil (S of R Amazon, E from R Tapajós).
M. b. mastacalis
(Wied, 1821) – Whiskered Flycatcher – SE Brazil (Goiás; Paraíba S to NE Santa Catarina).
12·5–12·7 cm; 11 g. Large eyes, prominent long rictal bristles. Nominate race has crown, nape and back olive-green, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch, paler loral... read more
Generally silent; sometimes a high sharp “tsip” or “psik” call note.
Shady understorey and low to middle levels of humid forest, terra firme forest, gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Singly or in pairs; regularly accompanies mixed-species flocks that include thamnophilids (e.g. Myrmotherula antwrens... read more
Builds suspended pyriform nest with a roof or hood of overhanging twigs, and a side entrance; 2–10 m above ground. No further... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its range, e.g. Tinigua National Park, in Colombia,... read more
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