Greyish Mourner (Rhytipterna simplex)

Greyish Mourner

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Rhytipterna simplex | [UK] Greyish Mourner | [FR] Aulia grisatre | [DE] Grauschmucktyrann | [ES] Planidera Gris | [IT] Piagnone grigio | [NL] Grijze Treurtiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Rhytipterna simplex SA Amazonia, e, se Brazil
Rhytipterna simplex frederici
Rhytipterna simplex simplex

Physical charateristics

It is plain grey though slightly paler on the underparts where a tinge of yellow-green can sometimes be seen on the belly and crissum. The iris is dark red to reddish-brown.

Listen to the sound of Greyish Mourner

[audio: Mourner.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is found in the middle and upper levels of humid forest


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Feeding habits

Forages alone for insects by perching and hover-gleaning insects from foliage. Will also take fruit.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 7,400,000 km

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