|Chapada Flycatcher Suiriri affinis
(aka Suiriri islerorum)
|Vila Bela de Santíssima
Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil
The Chapada Flycatcher is distributed in central Brazil, mainly in Mato Grosso, but also southern Amazonas, Pará, Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão, and in eastern Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in cerrado and grasslands with scattered trees.
|It was only described in 2001. Up till then it was assumed to be a Suiriri Flycatcher Suiriri suiriri
The reference is:
Kevin J. Zimmer, Andrew Whittaker & David C. Oren,
"A cryptic new species of flycatcher (Tyrannidae: Suiriri) from the cerrado region of central South America
The Auk 118, 1 (2001): 56-78
|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 that you can see in photos 2 and 3.
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