Orange-eyed Flycatcher (Tolmomyias traylori)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Explorenapo, Loreto

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Orange-eyed Flycatcher has yellow-olive upperparts. The wing coverts and flight feathers are fringed with yellow. The crown is gray. The bill is flat and bicolored. It has a pale brown iris. The loral area and area around the eye are brownish. It forages in the midstory and sub-canopy of floodplain or varzea forests. It is similar to the  Gray-crowned FlycatcherYellow-margined Flycatcher, and Yellow-Olive Flycatcher but lacks the whitish loral line and superciliary, and has a pale brownish iris. The voice should be considered for proper identification of these species.

Status: The Orange-eyed Flycatcher ranges on the north side of the Amazon, and lower Marañon Rivers. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Pico-Ancho de Ojo Naranja.

Sub-species: Orange-eyed Flycatcher (Tolmomyias traylori schulenberg), and T. A. Parker, 1997.

Meaning of Name: Tolmomyias: Gr. tolma, tolmes= courage, boldness muia= fly and piazo= to seize, myias= flycatcher. traylori: In honor of Maj. Melvin Alvah Traylor, Jr. (1915-2008) US Army, ornithologist.

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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. on 03/01/2017.