Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cajamarca, Peru

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

Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Olive-sided Flycatcher is mostly olive-gray with a whitish throat and center of the breast and belly. It has a crest and dusky bill. The tertial feathers are pale and fringed with whitish. It forages in semi-open areas where it regularly perches on the tip of bare and exposed branches. It is similar to the Western Wood-Pewee but is distinguished by larger size, darker plumage, and well defined pale center of the breast and belly.

Status: The Olive-sided Flycatcher is and uncommon boreal migrant to the humid montane forest of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 700-2100 m. It is expected in Peru during the months of October through April. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Pibí Boreal.

Sub-species: Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi), (Nuttall), 1831.

Meaning of Name: Contopus: Gr. kontos= pole, shaft, and pous podos= foot. cooperi: In honor of William Cooper (1798-1864) US zoologist, collector, conchologist, founder member of the Lyceum of Natural History, New York.

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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.