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Photo by Lcverissimo
Intervales State Park, Ribeirão Grande, SP, Brazil, June 2017
Conopias trivirgatus


13·5–14·5 cm (5¼-5¾ in)

  • Dusky brown crown and head sides
  • Long white supercilium completely encircling the crown

Similar species

It differs from the similar Social Flycatcher in having no white on the throat and having a different voice. It differs from Yellow-throated Flycatcher in being smaller, having a browner crown and having more contrasting wings and back.


South America: found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.


The scientific name has been spelled trivirgata.


There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • C. t. berlepschi:
  • C. t. trivirgatus:
  • South East Brazil (south-eastern Bahia to Paraná) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina


They occupy the canopy and borders of humid forests and várzea; generally below 300 m.



Their main diet consists of insects.


  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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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