Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher (Terenotriccus erythrurus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Archicaya, Colombia

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Panama

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tambopata, Madre de Dios

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher is mostly rufous except for the gray head and mantle. The tail is richer rufous. It forages in the under and midstory of the forest in Amazonia. It has a faint pale eyering and pale lower mandible tipped with black. The legs are flesh-colored. While foraging, it adopts an upright position remaining motionless prior to a sally for a prey item. It is very similar to the rare Cinnamon Manakin-Tyrant but is distinguished by an upright position, grayish mantle, pale lower mandible, and proportionally longer tail.

Status: The Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Cola Rojiza.

Sub-species: Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher (Terenotriccus erythrurus signatus), J. T. Zimmer, 1939.  E Colombia S to E Ecuador, E Peru (N of R Marañón) and locally NW Brazil (NW Amazonas S to R Solimões).
(Terenotriccus erythrurus brunneifrons), Hellmayr, 1927E Peru (S of R Marañón), adjacent SW Brazil and NW & W Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Terenotriccus: Gr. teren, terenos= soft, delicate and trikkos= unidentified small bird. erythrurus: Gr. eruthros= red and ouros, oura= tailed, tail.

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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.