Dusky-chested Flycatcher (Myiozetetes luteiventris)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Allpahuayo Mishana, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Escalera, San Martin

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Escalera, San Martin

Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The Dusky-chested Flycatcher has olive-brown upperparts. It has a gray head, grizzled face, and dingy whitish throat. The chest is yellow with olive, not well-defined streaks. The rest of the underparts are yellow. It forages in the canopy of Terra Firme forest, generally near edges and clearings. It is similar to the Gray-capped Flycatcher but is distinguished by having an olive-gray head, grizzled face, chest with olive streaks, and by a different vocalization. Also, see Sulphury Flycatcher.

Status: The Dusky-chested Flycatcher is uncommon to rare but widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquero de Pecho Oscuro.

Sub-species: Dusky-chested Flycatcher (Myiozetetes luteiventris luteiventris), (P. L. Sclater), 1858.

Meaning of Name: Myiozetetes: Gr. muia, muias= fly and zetetes, zeteo= searcher, to seek. luteiventris: L. luteus= saffron-yellow and venter, ventris= belly.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.