White-browed Chat-tyrant Ochthoeca leucophrys

Chilean name: Pitajo gris

White-browed Chat-tyrant, Pure, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image Putre, Chile
February 2007

The White-browed Chat-tyrant is distributed from southern Ecuador through Peru and Bolivia into north-western Argentina and northern Chile. It is found in the pre-puna shrub zone in ravines and around human habitation where there is low shrubby vegetation or woodland. Found from 2500 to 3800 metres in Chile.

It is greyish (the sub-species here O. l. leucometopa is greyer than the nominate found in Bolivia) with a large head and long tail. The most prominent feature is its bold white supercilium and it is distinguished from D'Orbigny's Chat-tyrant O. oenanthoides by its greyish rather than cinnamon underparts.
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