Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola capistratus)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Chile

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Chile

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data


Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant has one of the most distinctive plumages among ground-tyrants. The upperparts are gray. The underparts are lighter gray with extensive cinnamon on the lower belly. The forehead is black next to a rufous crown. It forages in short grass. Its plumage is unmistakable but see Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant.

Status: The Cinnamon Ground-Tyrant is an uncommon to rare Austral migrant to extreme southern Peru. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Dormilona de Vientre Canela.

Sub-species: Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola capistratus), (Burmeister), 1860.

Meaning of Name: Muscisaxicola: From the genus Muscicapa Brisson 1760 (flycatcher), and genus Saxicola (wheatear Oenanthe). capistratus: L. capere= to hold, capistratus= haltered.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.