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Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant

Muscisaxicola alpinus

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Dingy, terrestrial flycatcher found only at very high elevations in the Andes. It has brown upperparts, white underparts, and a white eyebrow. Crown may show a brown tinge, but never bright chestnut like on some other ground-tyrants. Inhabits open areas away from forest. Stands vertically on the ground or a low perch, frequently flicking wings and tail, before suddenly darting after insects and other small prey.

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