Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher (Nephelomyias ochraceiventris)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pomacochas, Amazonas

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Satipo Road, Junin

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Carpish, Huanuco

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher has olive mantle and crown with a semi-concealed rufous crown patch. The wing coverts are black with two creamy wing bars. The bill is black. The iris is dark and has a rufous eye ring.  The throat and breast are ochraceous and grade to yellow towards the rest of the underparts. It forages in the canopy of humid montane forests where often perches on top of leaves or branches sticking out of the treetops. It regularly associates with mixed species flocks. It is similar to the Orange-banded Flycatcher, but their ranges are separated by the Marañon Valley.    

Status: The Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher is fairly common on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2200-3700 m, on the south side of the Marañon Valley. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Pecho Ocráceo.

Sub-species: Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher (Nephelomyias ochraceiventris), (Cabanis), 1873.

Meaning of Name: Nephelomyias: Gr. nephele= cloud and myias= flycatcher. ochraceiventris: L. okhra= yellow ochre, ochraceus= ochraceous and venter, ventris= belly.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

Distribution Map
ochraceous-breasted flycatcherVoice


    • 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.