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Drab-breasted Pygmy Tyrant - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Francisco Paludo
Bocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, May 2018

Alternative name: Drab-breasted Bamboo Tyrant

Hemitriccus diops

Identification

11cm (4¼ in)

  • Dull olive upperparts
  • White eye-ring and supraloral spot
  • Dull grey throat and breast
  • Whiter belly
  • Yellow wing bend
  • Yellow on crissum

Distribution

South America: found in south-eastern Brazil (south-eastern Bahia) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Humid forest and secondary growth where it forages in the undergrowth especially in bamboo patches.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects which are hawked aerially.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Birding Rio

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