French: Tyran à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Königstyrann Spanish: Tirano gorjiblanco
Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Extreme SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and the Guianas S through much of C Brazil (Pará, Amapá and Tocantins S to Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and W Bahia) to N Bolivia (Beni, N Santa Cruz); migrates W across Amazonia (W to extreme SE Colombia and E Peru).
20–21 cm; 35–38 g. Has mostly pale grey head, whitish crown with semi-concealed pale orange or yellowish coronal patch; contrasting dusky band from lores back to... read more
Generally considered less vocal than congeners. Typical call a shrill, trilled “tic tic tic’i’i’i’i... read more
Variety of tropical lowland habitats, such as cerrado and savanna, that are fairly open,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Hawks flying insects from relatively low and exposed perch 3–4 m above ground; may perch higher during breeding period in... read more
Very few data available until recently, but total of 34 nests found in SE Brazil and E Bolivia since 2004, and these data have been... read more
Austral migrant; specific movement patterns not well known, probably resident in at least some N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; possibly overlooked. Rather poorly known, and precise breeding range uncertain; presumed to breed in small numbers in... read more
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