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Crowned Slaty Flycatcher

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==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Brazil]] and [[Bolivia]] to [[Argentina]], on east slope of Andes only. During the austral winter, it migrates into the mostly western and central Amazon Basin as a non-breeding resident. It is resident southward to central latitudes of [[Argentina]].+[[Brazil]] and [[Bolivia]] to [[Argentina]], on east slope of Andes only. During the austral winter, it migrates into the mostly western and central Amazon Basin as a non-breeding resident. It is resident southward to central latitudes of [[Argentina]]. <br />
- +It has occurred as a vagrant in both [[Panama]] and [[Louisiana]]<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
Two subspecies are recognized<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>: ''aurantioatrocristatus'' and ''pallidiventris''. Two subspecies are recognized<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>: ''aurantioatrocristatus'' and ''pallidiventris''.
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==References== ==References==
# Clements, James F. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019 # Clements, James F. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
 +#[http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1525/auk.2010.127.3.726 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds]
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Griseotyrannus+aurantioatrocristatus}} {{GSearch|Griseotyrannus+aurantioatrocristatus}}
[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Griseotyrannus]] [[Category:Birds]][[Category:Griseotyrannus]]

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Photo by Carlos HenriquePhoto taken: Penápolis - SP - Brazil.
Photo by Carlos Henrique
Photo taken: Penápolis - SP - Brazil.
Photo by Gary Clark Location: Chancani Reserve, Argentina
Photo by Gary Clark
Location: Chancani Reserve, Argentina
Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus

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Identification

Length 17cm. A mid-sized flycatcher of typical morph but with drab dark plumage and no wing bars. Upperparts dark grey, underparts slilghtly lighter. A black cap with a hidden bright yellow patch are the most diagnostic markings for this species.

Distribution

Brazil and Bolivia to Argentina, on east slope of Andes only. During the austral winter, it migrates into the mostly western and central Amazon Basin as a non-breeding resident. It is resident southward to central latitudes of Argentina.
It has occurred as a vagrant in both Panama and Louisiana[2].

Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized1: aurantioatrocristatus and pallidiventris.

G. aurantioatrocristatuswas was formerly classified, together with the Variegated Flycatcher as genus Empidonomus, but is now considered monospecific in its own genus (discussion in this thread).

Habitat

Tall, dry woods, forest edges, savannahs with trees.

Behaviour

Typical behaviour for a flycatcher - returns to a favorite perch repeatedly after sorties to collect insects.

References

  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds

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