orange-crested flycatcher

Orange-crested Flycatcher (Myiophobus phoenicomitra)

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

orange-crested flycatcher
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Wild Sumaco, Ecuador

orange-crested flycatcher
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Bombuscaro, Ecuador

orange-crested flycatcher
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc.Wild Sumaco, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Bombuscaro, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Identification & Behavior: ~11.5 cm (4.5 in). The Orange-crested Flycatcher has olive upperparts and head. The male has a concealed orange crown patch, which is missing on the female. The bill is bicolored. It has a faint yellowish eyering. The wing coverts are dusky and edged with rufous. The breast is yellow-olive and grades to deeper yellow on the center of the belly. It forages alone in the under and midstory of humid montane forest. The very similar Flavescent Flycatcher has a broken eyering, a yellow loral line, warmer yellow underparts, and a black bill. These two species may only have limited overlap.

Status: The Orange-crested Flycatcher is largely restricted to a small area in the department of San Martin where it is known to range at elevations of 1100-1400 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Cresta Naranja.

Sub-species: Orange-crested Flycatcher (Myiophobus phoenicomitra phoenicomitra), (Taczanowski and Berlepsch) 1885.

Meaning of Name: Myiophobus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and phobos= terror, fear, panic. phoenicomitra: Gr. phoinix, phoinikos= crimson, red and mitra= head-band.

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Distribution Map
orange-crested 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. on 03/01/2017.