Yellow-breasted Flycatcher (Tolmomyias flaviventris)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin?, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Juan Guerra, San Martin

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Escalera, San Martin

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Yellow-breasted Flycatcher has yellow-olive upperparts and yellow underparts. The wing coverts and flight feathers are fringed with yellow. The crown is olive-yellow. The bill is black. It has a dark iris and yellow lores and superciliary. It forages in the midstory and sub-canopy of forest edges and second growth. It is distinguished from the similar Yellow-margined Flycatcher and Gray-crowned Flycatcher by its overall yellow plumage.

Status: The Yellow-breasted Flycatcher is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1500 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Pico-Ancho de Pecho Amarillo.

Sub-species: Yellow-breasted Flycatcher (Tolmomyias flaviventris viridiceps), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin) 1873.  SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru and W Amazonian Brazil.
(Tolmomyias flaviventris zimmeri), J. Bond, 1947.  N & C Peru (San Martín S to Junín).
(Tolmomyias flaviventris subsimilis), Carriker, 1935.  SE Peru, SW Brazil and NW Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Tolmomyias: Gr. tolma, tolmes= courage, boldness muia= fly and piazo= to seize, myias= flycatcher. flaviventris: L. flavus= yellow, golden-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.