French: Moucherolle à tête blanche German: Weißkopf-Wassertyrann Spanish: Viudita cabeciblanca
N & E Colombia and N & C Venezuela E to Trinidad and the Guianas, S irregularly to NE Peru, N & E Bolivia, N Argentina, Paraguay and SE Brazil.
12·5–13 cm; 10–16·3 g. Male has white head (slightly bushy-crested) and throat contrasting sharply with blackish-brown or dark chocolate-brown rest... read more
Usually quiet, occasionally a high, sharp “sedik!”; low “dew-de-lewde”... read more
Freshwater marshes, ponds and damp grass in llanos, also marshy areas along larger rivers... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Generally conspicuous, especially male; perches erect. Sallies short distances from posts or low branches over water to air, or... read more
Jun–Nov in Venezuela and Jan–Apr and Jul–Oct in Trinidad; Jan–Mar in Colombia; Oct–Feb in Brazil and Oct... read more
Resident; occasional wanderers reported from NE Peru and NE Ecuador (along R Napo), possibly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common. Much of its habitat remains in relatively pristine condition within its large range, throughout which it occurs in... read more
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