Smoky Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes fumigatus)

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

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~20.5 cm (8 in). The Smoky Bush-Tyrant is uniformly dusky gray or dusky brown with a black bill. It has a pale superciliary and pale sides of the head. The throat is vaguely streaked with black. It has rufous webbing on the flight feathers but not on the tail. If forages in the canopy of humid montane forest and forest edges. It is similar to Smoke-colored Pewee but is distinguished by having a pale superciliary, pale around the eye, and rufous webbing on the flight feathers. The Smoky Bush-Tyrant is more associated with more continuous forest.

Status: The Smoky Bush-Tyrant is uncommon in the humid montane forest at elevations ranging between 2300-3450 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Ala-Rufa Ahumado.

Sub-species: Smoky Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes fumigatus cajamarcae), (Chapman), 1927.

Meaning of Name: Myiotheretes: Gr. muia, muias= fly and therates, therao = hunter, to hunt. fumigatus: L. fumus, fumi= smoke, to smoke, fumigatus= smoked.

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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.