Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes striaticollis)

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Machu-Picchu, Cuzco

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant has gray-brown upperparts and head. The throat and upper breast are whitish streaked with black. The bill is black. The breast and rest of the underparts are rufous. The wing and tail feathers have extensive rufous webbing, which is prominent when the bird is in flight. It forages in Andean scrub and edges of montane forests where it often perches on top of tall perches. It is very similar to the Cliff Flycatcher but is distinguished by having the throat and breast whitish streaked with black, by not having the grizzled face of the Cliff Flycatcher, and by ranging at higher elevations in drier habitats. Also, see the Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant.

Status: The Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant is uncommon and widespread in the high Andes at elevations ranging between 1700-3700 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Ala-Rufa de Garganta Rayada..

Sub-species: Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes striaticollis striaticollis), (P. L. Sclater), 1853.  Sierra de Perijá and W Andes of Venezuela and Colombia S to N & C Peru (S to Apurímac and Arequipa).
(Myiotheretes striaticollis pallidus), Berlepsch, 1906.  E Andes in Peru (Cuzco, Puno), Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).

Meaning of Name: Myiotheretes: Gr. muia, muias= fly and therates, therao = hunter, to hunt. 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.