Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

White-throated Pewee (Contopus albogularis)


Taxonomy

French: Moucherolle à bavette blanche German: Weißkehl-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí gorjiblanco
Taxonomy:

Myiochanes albogularis

Berlioz

, 1962,

Maripasoula, Maroni Basin, French Guiana

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Locally in E Suriname, French Guiana and extreme NE Brazil (Amapá).

Descriptive notes

13 cm. Small, dark pewee. Has crown dark blackish-grey, slightly paler grey lores, narrow indistinct whitish eyering (more distinct at rear); head side, nape and upperparts... read more

Voice

Call “pip-pip-pip”.

Habitat

Edge of humid forest and adjacent small clearings; 400–700 m.

Food and feeding

Insects. Searches for prey from high exposed snag or other perch; sits erect; sallies out to capture aerial prey, returns to same perch... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon and very local. In Surinam, common in Brownsberg Nature Park, particularly along roads on the plateau; rare in Lely Gebergte.

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2019). White-throated Pewee (Contopus albogularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57376 on 26 June 2019).