French: Tyran des llanos German: Schwarzscheitel-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo barbiblanco
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
N & C Venezuela from Carabobo, Miranda and Cojedes E to NE Anzoátegui, S to Apure and N Bolívar and NE Colombia (Vichada, Arauca).
16·5–18 cm; 29 g. Has crown and side of head brownish-black, long white supercilia confluent on nape; upperparts olive-brown; wings olive-brown, narrow yellowish... read more
Most common call a load, sharp, rising “churup” or “cheedurit”, also repeatedly as alarm; duet call... read more
Pastures with scattered trees, small groves of woodland in open to semi-open llanos,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; small fruits taken infrequently. Usually observed in pairs, occasionally in small family groups; fairly quiet and reserved,... read more
Mar–Aug. Non-breeding helpers sometimes assist nesting pair. During territorial challenges, displays with excited bowing and wing-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common or common. Very common at Hato Los Indios (R Capanaparo), in SE Apure. Appears to be reasonably adaptable; occurs... read more
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