Olive Flycatcher (Mitrephanes olivaceus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Satipo Road|Manu Road

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Aguas Calientes, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tunquini, La Paz

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

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Olive Flycatcher is mostly olive with a yellowish center of the belly. It shows a crest. The wing coverts and flight feathers are dusky edged with creamy-yellowish. It has two wing bars. The bill is bicolored. It forages at the edges of forest opening in the canopy and subcanopy. It is similar to the Euler’s Flycatcher but is distinguished by smaller size, more uniform olive coloration, and by ranging at higher elevations on the east slope of the Andes.

Status: The Olive Flycatcher is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1400-2300 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito-Moñudo Oliva.

Sub-species: Olive Flycatcher (Mitrephanes olivaceus), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1894.

Meaning of Name: Mitrephanes: Gr. mitra= cap, head-dress and phanes, phaino= showing, to display. olivaceus: L. olive= olive, olivaceus= olive-green.

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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.