For C. obsoletum, 13 subspecies are currently recognized. The local race is C. o. cinerascens, distributed in E Brazil and E Bolivia. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Figure 1. The Southern Beardless Tyrant is common in much of NE Brazil. Secondary growth Caatinga or Cerrado appear to be suitable habitats for this species.To top of page
Figure 2. This bird is the same as shown in fig. 1. It was busy building its nest, and did not bother about me taking pictures from 6-7 meters distance. The nest was located about one meter above the ground, without much cover or shade. This did not seem to be a very appropriate place, and indeed, a few days later, I found the nest abandoned.To top of page