Chapada Flycatcher (Suiriri islerorum)
Chapada Flycatcher, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil
March 2003

The Chapada Flycatcher is distributed in central Brazil, mainly in Mato Grosso, but also southern Amazonas, Pará, Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão, and in eastern Bolivia. It is found in cerrado and grasslands with scattered trees.

Chapada Flycatcher, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image 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
Chapada Flycatcher, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image It is found in the same areas as Suririri 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.

Chapada Flycatcher, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image
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