Ornate Flycatcher (Myiotriccus ornatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alto Nieva, San Martin

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Ornate Flycatcher has an olive back, a  bright yellow rump, and cinnamon tail. The head is dusky with a bushy crest, a semi-concealed yellow crown patch and two white spots at the base of the bill. The bill is black. The breast is olive and grades to a bright yellow belly. It forages in the upper and midstory of humid montane forest where appear to be associated with streams. The plumage of an Ornate Flycatcher is unique but see Streak-necked Flycatcher.

Status: The Ornate Flycatcher is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 700-2200 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito Adornado.

Sub-species: Ornate Flycatcher (Myiotriccus ornatus phoenicurus), (P. L. Sclater), 1855.  E Andes of SE Colombia, E Ecuador and Peru (N of R Marañón).
(Myiotriccus ornatus aureiventris), (P. L. Sclater), 1874.  C & SE Peru (Huánuco S to Puno).

Meaning of Name: Myiotriccus: Gr. muia, muias= fly trikkos= unidentified small bird. ornatus: L. ornatus= ornate, adorned, decorated, splendid, embellished.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

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.