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Chapada Flycatcher

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Photo by Marcelo PaduaChapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil
Photo by Marcelo Padua
Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil

Alternative name: Chapada Suiriri

Suiriri affinis


[edit] Identification

  • Grey
  • Black and grey wings
  • Narrow black eye stripe

[edit] Similar Species

It is found in the same areas as Suiriri Flycatcher, but can be distinguished by its proportionally smaller bill and broad bolder pale terminal tail fringe. It also has a different voice and has a distinctive wing and tail shivering display.

Photo by Arthur Grosset  Vila Bela de Santissima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003
Photo by Arthur Grosset
Vila Bela de Santissima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the Cerrado region of Central Brazil and adjacent eastern Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

Only described in 2001. Before that it was assumed to be conspecific with Suiriri Flycatcher.
The inital scientific name was Suiriri islerorum, however it was later revealed that the type series of affinis (regarded as subspecies of Suiriri Flycatcher) actually refers to this species.

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Savanna and grasslands with scattered trees.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  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
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Wikipedia

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