French: Pitajo à sourcils blancs German: Graubauch-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo gris
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Sicasica, La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
O. l. dissors
J. T. Zimmer, 1940 – extreme S Ecuador (S Azuay, N Loja) and N Peru (upper Marañón Valley).
O. l. interior
J. T. Zimmer, 1930 – highlands of C Peru (Huánuco, Pasco).
O. l. urubambae
J. T. Zimmer, 1937 – highlands of C & S Peru (Junín S to NE Ayacucho and Cuzco).
O. l. leucometopa
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1877 – W Peru (Ancash) S to N Chile (Arica).
O. l. leucophrys
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – highlands of Bolivia.
O. l. tucumana
Berlepsch, 1906 – highlands of NW Argentina (Salta S to San Juan).
14·5–15 cm. Overall the greyest chat-tyrant. Nominate race has conspicuous white frontal area and long and broad supercilium; blackish mask, dark grey or greyish-brown... read more
Vocalizes frequently; call a piercing “queeuw”, sometimes “keeu keukeukeukeu” in flight; “tee teeti... read more
Arid montane forest, Polylepis woodland and shrubby stream borders, especially ravines,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually singly or in pairs. Usually conspicuous, with slender though upright posture; often jerks or flicks wings and tail.... read more
Probably Oct–Jan in Peru; Nov–Feb in Argentina. Nest found in Argentina, an open cup made of small twigs, lined with feathers (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary and Huascarán National Park, in Peru, and Madidi National Park, in Bolivia.
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