Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Bran-colored Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus)


French: Moucherolle fascié German: Rostschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero estriado

Muscicapa fasciata

Statius Müller

, 1776,



Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. crypterythrus and M. rufescens (see both). Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. f. furfurosus (Thayer & Bangs, 1905) – SW Costa Rica (Térraba Valley) to C Panama (including Pearl Is).
  • M. f. fasciatus (Statius Müller, 1776) – Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, N Brazil (Roraima, Amapá), Colombia (except SW) and E Ecuador.
  • M. f. saturatus (Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1906) – E Peru (San Martín to Cuzco).
  • M. f. auriceps (Gould & G. R. Gray#R, 1839) – SE Peru, W Brazil (Acre), N & E Bolivia, N & C Argentina (S to Buenos Aires) and W Paraguay.
  • M. f. flammiceps (Temminck, 1822) – E & S Brazil (E from E Pará, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul) and E Paraguay S to NE Argentina and Uruguay.
  • Descriptive notes

    11–12·7 cm; 8–14 g (nominate race), 8·4–9·5 g (race furfurosus), 8–15·3 (race flammiceps), 7·1... read more


    Call described as “chlep”, “jewleh”, muffled “squek” or low... read more


    Lower to middle strata of dry forest, forest edge, brushy savanna, hedgerows and pastures, riparian... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects, including small beetles (Coleoptera), ants and small wasps (Hymenoptera) and flies (Diptera); some small berries also included in... read more


    Season late Mar–Jun in Costa Rica, Panama and NC Venezuela, May–Feb in Belém (E Amazonian Brazil), Dec–Jan in... read more


    Mostly resident; S populations migratory (and also move downslope in Bolivia), with race ... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common through much of its range, and the most widespread of genus; somewhat more local in Costa Rica, the Guianas... read more

    Recommended citation

    Farnsworth, A., Lebbin, D. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Bran-colored Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 February 2020).