French: Moucherolle à gorge blanche German: Fahlkehl-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero gorjiblanco
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. timidus
Nelson, 1900 – Pacific slope of W Mexico (extreme SE Sonora and SW Chihuahua S to Morelos).
E. a. albigularis
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1859 – Caribbean slope of E & S Mexico (SW Tamaulipas S to Puebla, E Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas) S to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras; probably winters S to S Central America.
E. a. australis
W. deW. Miller & Griscom, 1925 – Nicaragua S to W Panama (Chiriquí).
12–14 cm; 12 g. Small brown Empidonax with short, rounded wings. Adult has pale lores and indistinct narrow buffy eyering; rest of head and back brown to grey-... read more
Burry and nasal call notes with rising inflection, as “neeark” or “rreeah” (Mexico) or “wrick”, “... read more
Breeds in damp meadows and other open to semi-open shrubby second-growth habitats, often near water... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), small wasps (Hymenoptera), larvae and nymphs of mantids and grasshoppers (Orthoptera),... read more
Apr–Sept in Mexico and Apr–Jun/Jul in Costa Rica. Nest a cup made of dry grass and other plant fibres, placed 1–2 m up in... read more
Little known. Winter visitor to W Mexico (Sinaloa) Aug to early May; Mexican migrants thought to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common, but local. Fairly common to common non-breeding visitor in Sinaloa, less common in interior and on Atlantic slope of Mexico and S... read more
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