Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes fuscorufus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Abra Malaga, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Choqueqirao, Cuzco

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

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant has brown upperparts and crown. The wing coverts are dusky with two rufous wing bars. The throat is creamy and the underparts rufous. It has a lighter brown superciliary. The bill and iris are dark. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of humid montane forest and forest edges. It is similar to the Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant but is distinguished by having two rufous wing bars, smaller size, and no black streaking on the throat and upper breast. The Smoky Bush-Tyrant is much darker overall.

Status: The Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant is generally rare in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2200-3400 m. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Ala-Rufa de Vientre Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes fuscorufus), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1876.

Meaning of Name: Myiotheretes: Gr. muia, muias= fly and therates, therao = hunter, to hunt. fuscorufus: L. fuscus= dusky, dark.

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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.