Unadorned Flycatcher (Myiophobus inornatus)

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Unadorned Flycatcher has a yellowish-gray mantle and head. The wing coverts and flight feathers are broadly edged with rufous. The male has a concealed yellow crown patch, which is missing on the female. The bill is bicolored and shows a yellowish loral line and complete eye-ring. The breast is yellow-olive and grades to more yellow towards the belly. It forages alone in the under and midstory of humid montane forest. The very similar Flavescent Flycatcher has a broken eye-ring, warmer yellow underparts, less rufous on the folded wings, and a black bill. These two species replace each other geographically and may only have limited overlap in the department of Apurimac.

Status: The Unadorned Flycatcher is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-2100 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mosquerito sin Adornos.

Sub-species: Unadorned Flycatcher (Myiophobus inornatus), Carriker, 1932.

Meaning of Name: Myiophobus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and phobos= terror, fear, panic. inornatus: L. in= not and ornatus= adorned, decorated. Inornatus= plain, unadorned.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.