Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra)

Cinereous Mourner

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Laniocera hypopyrra | [UK] Cinereous Mourner | [FR] Aulia cendre | [DE] Grauer Tropfenflugeltyrann | [ES] Planidera Cenicienta | [IT] Piagnone cenerino | [NL] Grauwe Treurtiran

Subspecies

Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Iodopleura hypopyrra
Laniocera hypopyrra SA Amazonia, se Brazil

Physical charateristics

Upperparts dark grey, wings brownish grey with two rows of cinnamon spota. Underparts greyish and paler on throat. On the abdomen a some bright yellow or orange tuft, and in the center of the breast and belly some cinnamon feathers. The sexes are alike, bill and legs black.

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broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
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Range

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

Habitat

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Reproduction

The nest is usually built in a small tree in a mature floodplain forest located in a relatively open area with little vegetation cover in the understory. The nest, an unlined bulky cup made of dry leaves, is constructed among the branches of an epiphytic fern which was attached to the tree?s trunk about 2 meter above the ground. The walls of the upper part of the nest are very thin, consisting of a single layer of leaves. Clutch size is 2 eggs.

Feeding habits

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

Conservation

This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,700,000 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 ‘uncommon’ 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.
Cinereous Mourner status Least Concern

Migration

Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Cinereous Mourner range map

Literature

Title THE NEST AND EGGS OF THE CINEREOUS MOURNER
(LANIOCERA HYPOPYRRA)
Author(s): GUSTAVO A. LONDONO AND CARLOS DANIEL CADENA
Abstract: We present the first account of nesting biology fo..[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 115(2), 2003, pp. 115-118

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