Black chested Tyrant (Taeniotriccus andrei)

Black-chested Tyrant

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Taeniotriccus andrei | [UK] Black-chested Tyrant | [FR] Microtyran d’Andre | [DE] Schwarzschopf-Todityrann | [ES] Mosquero Pechinegro | [IT] Tiranno todo pettonero | [NL] Zwartkuif-todietiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Todirostrum andrei
Taeniotriccus andrei SA nc, e Amazonia
Taeniotriccus andrei andrei
Taeniotriccus andrei klagesi

Physical charateristics

The head and throat are rufous chestnut, it has a black crest and it has yellow on the base of the flight feathers which is visible at rest.The male has a broad band of black across the chest.

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It is found in Brazil, Suriname, and Venezuela. The Black-chested Tyrant is distributed in north-east and east-central Venezuela, the extreme north of Brazil in Roraima and in scattered sites in Para and Maranhão.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is found in the dense, viny understorey of humid forest particularly near rivers or, near the coast, in mangroves.


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Feeding habits

Forages singly or in pairs for insects. Perches for prey up to 12 meter, will bash bigger prey against branch to kill it.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 810,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘rare’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Black-chested Tyrant status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Black-chested Tyrant range map


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