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Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant

Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris

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Small flycatcher almost always found around rushing mountain streams. Very dark slaty-gray overall with short white eyebrow and rufous underparts (some populations limited to rufous breast, others entirely rufous below). Sexes similar. Not many similar species. Found in the subtropical zone in the Andes from around 1,700–2,800 m, where singles or pairs can be inconspicuous but sometimes perch above a stream. Listen for its piercing high-pitched call, a descending “tseeeeeew.”

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America