Brazilian name: Assadinho-de-cauda-preta
de Araripe, Ceará, Brazil
Black-tailed Flycatcher is distributed in a series of disjunct
areas from Costa Rica to south-east Brazil. In the Amazon Basin
it is found to the south of the river Amazon.
|It looks very similar to
Whiskered Flycatcher and the ease of separating the
two depends partly on which area one is in as the sub-species
vary within each species. In the case of eastern Brazil, the
Black-tailed Flycatcher is uniform yellow below while the
Whiskered Flycatcher has a tawny breast band contrasting with the
It feeds on insects and spider, etc., in the lower and middle strata of the forest where it is often seen fanning its tail or drooping its wings.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase .
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