|Great Shrike-tyrant Agriornis
Chilean name: Mero
The Great Shrike-tyrant is distributed in Chile from Atacama southwards and in southern Argentina. It is found mainly in arid shrubland in the north of its range and in Nothofagus forest or forest edges further south. There is a distribution map on xeno-canto.
|At 26 cm it is the largest flycatcher. It has bold
throat streaking and a cinnamon belly and undertail coverts which are not
too obvious in these images. The bill is thick and hooked with a dark
upper mandible and a paler lower mandible.
Apart from large insects it feeds on small mammals, lizards and even small birds.