Bran-colored Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cieneguilla, Lima

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lima|Camana

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. SW Ecuador |NW Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~12.5 cm (5 in). The Bran-colored Flycatcher is variable and may involve more than one species. Birds in the western lowlands (rufescens) are dusky brown above and rufous below with black wing coverts, two rufous wing bars, and black bill. The underparts have no streaking. Birds in northern Peru and the Marañon Valley (crypterythrus) are gray-brown above and whitish and heavily streaked with black below. Birds in Amazonia are Austral migrants and are rich brown above and whitish and heavily streaked with black below. It forages alone in the shrubbery of forest edges, riparian scrub, and second growth. It is similar to the Olive-chested Flycatcher by is distinguished by having whitish underparts streaked with black and by favoring dryer habitats.

Status: The Bran-colored Flycatcher is generally common to uncommon and widespread in Amazonia and in western Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Pecho Rayado.

Sub-species: Bran-colored Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus crypterythrus), (P. L. Sclater), 1860.  SW Colombia, W Ecuador and NW & N Peru.
(Myiophobus fasciatus rufescens), (Salvadori), 1864.  W Peru and extreme N Chile.
(Myiophobus fasciatus saturatus), (Berlepsch and Stolzmann), 1906.  E Peru.
(Myiophobus fasciatus auriceps), (Gould and Gray), 1839.  SE Peru, W Brazil, N & E Bolivia, N Argentina and W Paraguay.

Meaning of Name: Myiophobus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and phobos= terror, fear, panic. fasciatus: L. fascia= band, stripe, fasciatus= banded.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.