Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis micropterus)

The Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis micropterus) is a small passerine bird that belongs to the tyrant flycatcher family. This bird is found in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands. The Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant bird is known for its striking grey, white, and black plumage and its distinctive voice. With an average length of 23 cm and a weight of 51g, it is a relatively small bird.

The Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant's breeding habits are not well known, and it is believed that they breed from September to January. They are open-cup nest builders, building their nests in low shrubs or on the ground. Despite being small in size, they are known for their aggression and their ability to defend their nests, often attacking predators that threaten their young.

The Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant bird is mainly insectivorous, but it also feeds on small vertebrates such as lizards and rodents. It hunts mainly from low perches, often flying out to catch its prey in mid-air. Its preferred habitat is dry scrub, including open areas and arid grasslands.

While not currently endangered, the Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant bird's population is thought to be declining due to habitat loss and agricultural development. Conservation efforts are needed to protect this species and preserve its natural habitat.

In conclusion, the Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant bird is a fascinating bird species characterized by its unique physical appearance, distinctive voice, and aggressive behavior. The bird's habitat and breeding habits, as well as its diet and conservation status, make it a subject of great interest to ornithologists and conservationists. It is essential to take conservation actions to protect the Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant bird population and ensure that this species continues to thrive in the wild.

Other names

Agriornis micropterus



Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant

gautxo de ventre gris



krupnokljuni muhar

tyranovec hákozobý

Gråbuget Torntyran



Gaucho argentin


Tiranno averla panciagrigia


pilkapilvis medšarkinis tironas


dzierzbotyran szary


Серобрюхий сорокопутовый тиранн

Svračkolika tiranka sivog trbuha

pamuchár hákozobý

Gaucho gris

gråbukig törntyrann

Gri Kasap Tiranı

гохо світлочеревий

patagóniai gébicstirannusz