Streak-necked Flycatcher (Mionectes striaticollis)

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

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Abra Patricia, San Martin

Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Streak-necked Flycatcher has olive upperparts without wing bars. The head is dusky gray with the sides streak with whitish. It has a conspicuous white spot behind the eye. The underparts are yellow heavily streaked with dusky. The base of the bill is reddish with a black tip on the mandible, but this varies among individuals. It forages at various points along the vertical length of forest edges, second growth. It is similar to the Olive-striped Flycatcher but is distinguished by having a dusky gray head, more reddish on the base of the bill, and by ranging at lower elevations.

Status: The Streak-necked Flycatcher is common and widespread in montane forests of the east and west (Piura and Cajamarca) slopes of the Andes at elevations ranging between 700-3500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito de Cuello Listado.

Sub-species: Streak-necked Flycatcher (Mionectes striaticollis palamblae), Chapman, 1927.  Andes of N Peru from Piura, Cajamarca and San Martín S to Huánuco.
(Mionectes striaticollis striaticollis), (d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye) 1837.  S Peru (S from Cuzco and Madre de Dios) S to N Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, N Santa Cruz).

Meaning of Name: Mionectes: Gr. meionekteo= to have too little, meionektes= small, having suffered a loss. striaticollis: L. stria= furrow and collis= throated..

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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.