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Ochthoeca nigrita


12 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Upperside and head including throat slaty to blackish
  • White supercilium reaches just beyond the eye
  • Long Rictal bristles

Juveniles have less white supercilium but shows a rufous wash to the dark areas.


South America: found in Andes of western Venezuela (Mérida, western Barinas and Táchira)


This is a monotypic species[1].

Chestnut-bellied Chat-Tyrant, Maroon-belted Chat-Tyrant, and Blackish Chat-Tyrant formerly were one species named Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant.


Along forested streams in mid elevation, to heights around 3000 m asl.


Their main diet consists of insects which they capture from a favorite perch. They rarely join mixed species flocks.


A high pitch whistle with a hissing quality.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Farnsworth, A., J. del Hoyo, N. Collar, G. Langham, G. M. Kirwan, and P. F. D. Boesman (2022). Blackish Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca nigrita), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly and S. M. Billerman, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.slbcht1.01

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