Salto do Girão [Salto do Jirau], 09°20’ S, 64°43’ W, c. 120 km south-west of Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil.
In HBW, treated as an abnormal subadult form, intermediate between two overlapping races of T. inquisitor. Known only from a single specimen collected in 1829, and a field observation in 2006#R; reportedly seen in Mato Grosso (Cristalino) in 2013. Differences from other Tityra in its plumage (most notably white ear-coverts, all-white tail) and much smaller, paler bill have been attributed to individual abnormality, but 2006 sighting of adult bird extremely similar to type specimen suggests it may be better treated tentatively as a valid species, pending further records and results of genetic study. Monotypic.
R Madeira–R Tapajós interfluvium, SC Amazonian Brazil; reported sighting also in N Mato Grosso (Cristalino).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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