Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tityridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tahuayo, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Identification & Behavior:~21 cm (8.2 in). The Cinereous Mourner is all gray with cinnamon tips to the wing coverts, some tertials, and tail feathers. It forages alone in the forest canopy in Amazonia. It is very similar to the Grayish Mourner and the Screaming Piha but is distinguished by the cinnamon tips on the wings and tail.

Status: The Cinereous Mourner is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 900 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Plañidero Cinéreo.

Sub-species: Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra), (Vieillot), 1817.

Meaning of Name: Laniocera: Lanio= In reference to the Genus Lanius Linnaeus, 1758, shrike and Gr. keras= horn. hypopyrra: Gr. hupo= beneathand pur, puros= fire; hupopuros= with secret fire.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.