Gray-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~17 cm (6.8 in). The Gray-capped Flycatcher has greenish-brown mantle and rump and brown wings. It has a gray bushy crest, broad but poorly defined superciliary and gray sides of the head. The iris is light gray. The throat is white. The underparts are bright yellow. It forages at forest edges and semi-open habitats. It is similar to the Social Flycatcher but is distinguished by a gray bushy crown, light gray iris, and reliably by vocalization. Also, see Dusky-chested Flycatcher, which has an olive chest.

Status: The Gray-capped Flycatcher is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1400 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquero de Gorro Gris.

Sub-species: Gray-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis obscurior), Todd, 1925.

Meaning of Name: Myiozetetes: Gr. muia, muias= fly and zetetes, zeteo= searcher, to seek.
granadensis: New Granada, a former republic of South America variously incorporating Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

Distribution Map


    • 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.