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Alternative name: Eastern Sirystes

Photo by Lcverissimo
Londrina, PR, Brazil, August, 2015
Sirystes sibilator


18–18·5 cm (7-7¼ in)
Black crown with a raised crest and grey to white underparts; rump is white or whitish, less strongly marked than in congeners.

Similar Species

Similar to a Myiarchus flycatcher in shape.


Photo by Luiz
Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2006

Brazil, eastern Paraguay and northeast Argentina.



Two subspecies recognized[1]:

  • S. s. sibilator
  • S. s. atimastus:

Used to be included in Sirystes.


Moist lowland forests and mature secondary woodland, generally up in the canopy.



Their main diet consists of fairly large insects, with the addition of some fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)

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