sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Gracias Lempira, Honduras

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

Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.2 in). The Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher has gray-brown mantle streaked with dusky. The wing coverts and flight feathers are dusky edged with whitish. The tail feathers are broadly edged with rufous. It has a dusky mask through the eye bordered above by a pale superciliary and below by pale cheek. The underparts are yellowish streaked on the breast and sides by black. The center of the belly is not streaked and deeper yellow. The base of the lower mandible is pale. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of the forest in Amazonia. It is similar to the maculatus sub-species of Streaked Flycatcher but is distinguished by not having rufous edging on the wing coverts and flight feathers, and by a yellowish and unstreaked center of the belly.

Status: The Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher is a Boreal migrant to the foothill of the Andes (~1200 m) and Amazonia. It is expected in Peru during the months of September through April. The Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquero de Vientre Azufrado.

Sub-species: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris) P. L. Sclater, 1859 1766.

Meaning of Name: Myiodynastes: Gr. muia, muias= fly dunastes, dunamai= ruler, to be mighty. luteiventris: L. luteus, lutum= saffron-yellow and venter, ventris= belly.

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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.