French: Dormilon à sourcils blancs German: Rostkappen-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona cejiblanca
C & S Chile (Valparaíso S to Magallanes) and CW & SW Argentina (Neuquén S to Santa Cruz); winters N to W Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
16·5–17 cm. Has prominent long, narrow white supercilium, tawny crown merging into rufous on hindcrown; upperparts greyish, wings dusky grey; tail black, outer... read more
Song an excited “tstet, tseek, tut, tsk, tchk”; flight call “tseet”,... read more
Puna grassland, pastures and stony hillsides, occasionally near marshes and lakes; also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Mainly terrestrial, making short runs and hops after prey, stopping suddenly and standing erect; less frequently, sallies from the... read more
Eggs in Oct–Jan in Chile; nests found in Nov and Feb in Argentina. During aerial display, flies up slowly, with legs dangling and... read more
Migratory; spends austral winter (Apr–Sept) farther N, to Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Generally numerous on Chilean nesting grounds, especially around Santiago, where the most numerous breeding ground-tyrant. Occurs in... read more
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