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Crowned Chat-Tyrant

Ochthoeca frontalis

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Small flycatcher found in the Andes from northern Colombia to Bolivia. Brown above and gray below. Very obvious eyebrow is mostly white; changes to yellow in front of the eye. In eastern Andes of Colombia entire eyebrow is white. Northern populations have plain brownish wings; birds from central Peru to Bolivia, sometimes split as Kalinowski’s Chat-Tyrant, show prominent cinnamon wingbars. Singles or pairs are found in understory and mid-levels of upper subtropical and temperate forest and scrub from around 2,600 to 3,800 m, usually separate from mixed-species flocks.

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