Pale-bellied Mourner (Rhytipterna immunda)

Pale-bellied Mourner

Pale-bellied Mourner (Rhytipterna immunda)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Rhytipterna immunda | [UK] Pale-bellied Mourner | [FR] Tyran triste a ventre Pale | [DE] Fahlbauch-Rhytipterna | [ES] Planidera Palida | [NL] Vaalbuiktreurtiran


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

It has two pale grey wing-bars which you can’t see in these photos, and a pink base to the mandible. The throat and breast are grey becoming dirty yellowish on the belly. The flanks are usually tinged rusty.

Listen to the sound of Pale-bellied Mourner

[audio: Mourner.mp3]

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South America : Central, Northeast Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


No data.

Feeding habits

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


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Pale-bellied Mourner status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Pale-bellied Mourner distribution range map

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