Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (Leptopogon rufipectus)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

rufous-breasted_flycatcher
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia


Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Rufous-breasted Flycatcher has an olive mantle and a dusky crown. The wing coverts and flight feathers are edged with brown forming two rufous wing bars.  The throat and breast are rufous grading to yellow towards the underparts. The bill is black. The tail has rufous webbing. It forages in the midstory and sub-canopy of humid montane forests often in the company of mixed species flocks. It is very similar to the Inca Flycatcher but the range of these two species does not overlap. Also, see the Slaty-capped Flycatcher.

Status: The Rufous-Breasted Flycatcher is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes north and west of the Marañon Valley at elevations ranging between 1650-21500 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Pecho Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (Leptopogon rufipectus), (Lafresnaye), 1846.

Meaning of Name: Leptopogon: Gr. leptos= thin, fine, slender and pogonos= beard. rufipectus: L. rufus= rufous, ruddy and pectus, pectoris= breast..

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.