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Yanacocha Reserve, North-western Ecuador
Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris

Disambiguation: Chestnut-bellied Chat-Tyrant, Maroon-belted Chat-Tyrant, and Blackish Chat-Tyrant formerly were one species named Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant. However, IOC left that name in place for what here is called Chestnut-bellied Chat-Tyrant.

Identification

12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Upperside and head including throat slaty to blackish
  • White supercilium reaches just beyond the eye
  • Long Rictal bristles
  • Underside from central breast is deep chestnut

Distribution

South America: found in Andes of Colombia, Ecuador (entire east slope, south on the west slope to Chimborazo), and extreme northern Peru (east slope, north and west of the Marañón Valley); likely to also reach into Venezuela at the extreme end of eastern Andes of Colombia.

Taxonomy

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. However, IOC left that name in place for what here is called Chestnut-bellied Chat-Tyrant.

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects which they wait for on a favorite perch. They rarely join mixed species flocks.

Vocalisation

Main sound is a whistle with a buzzy quality which is mostly given with long intervals. A similar whistle may occasionally be followed by multible short "tseet" notes.

References

  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., H. F. Greeney, and P. F. D. Boesman (2022). Chestnut-bellied Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris), 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.slbcht2.01
  4. Birdforum Member observations

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