Sepia-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon amaurocephalus)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil|Eastern Colombia

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

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Sepia-capped Flycatcher has a gray-olive mantle. The wing coverts and dusky with two brownish “broken” wing bars. The crown is dark brown (sepia). It has a large black ear patch and pale lores. The bill is black. The breast is yellowish faintly streaked with olive and grades to yellow towards the underparts. It forages in the mid-story of the forest in Amazonia. It is similar to the Dusky-tailed Flatbill and Large-headed Flatbill but is distinguished by a smaller size and by having a distinctive black ear patch. The Slaty-capped Flycatcher occurs at higher elevations.

Status: The Sepia-capped Flycatcher is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1300 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Gorro Sepia.

Sub-species: Sepia-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon amaurocephalus peruvianus), P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868.

Meaning of Name: Leptopogon: Gr. leptos= thin, fine, slender and pogonos= beard. amaurocephalus: Gr. amauros= dark and kephale, kephalos= head, headed.

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Distribution Map


    • 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.