Dark-faced Ground-tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus)
Chilean name: Dormilona tontita
Dark-faced Ground-tyrant, Laguna de Laja N. P., Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image Chile
November 2005

The Dark-faced Ground-tyrant breeds in southern Chile and southern Argentina but migrates northwards in April as far as northern Peru, north-east Argentina and Uruguay. It returns to its breeding grounds in October.

Dark-faced Ground-tyrant, Laguna de Laja N. P., Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image It breeds in grassland near forest edges and Andean slopes but is usually below 1500 metres. It is the darkest ground-tyrant and shows little contrast between its back and its wings and tail. It has a blackish face with no supercilium and in good light you can see the dark brown tone to the head.
Previous Page Back to Index Next Page

If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page. Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites