Roraiman Flycatcher (Myiophobus roraimae)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Roraima, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Roraiman Flycatcher has a brown mantle and an olive head. The male has a concealed yellow-orange crown patch, which is missing on the female. The bill is bicolored and shows a yellowish loral line and eye ring. It has two broad rufous wing bars. The breast is yellow-olive and grades to more yellow on the belly. It forages alone in the under and midstory of humid montane forest. It is similar to the Flavescent Flycatcher but is distinguished by larger size, a bicolored bill, and two broad rufous wing bars.

Status: The Roraiman Flycatchers is rare and local in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 900-1800 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Roraima.

Sub-species: Roraiman Flycatcher (Myiophobus roraimae rufipennis), Carriker, 1932.

Meaning of Name: Myiophobus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and phobos= terror, fear, panic. roraimae: After the mountains of Roraima or Cerro Roraima, British Guiana, Guyana, and Venezuela.

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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.