Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Citron-bellied Attila (Attila citriniventris)


French: Attila à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauch-Attilatyrann Spanish: Atila citrino

Attila citriniventris

P. L. Sclater

, 1859,

Río Ucayali, Peru




E Colombia (E Caquetá, E Vaupés, E Guainía, E Amazonas), S Venezuela (C & S Amazonas), E Ecuador, NE Peru (Loreto, Ucayali#R), NW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Negro and locally to R Madeira#R) and extreme NE Bolivia#R.

Descriptive notes

18–18·5 cm; 30–38 g. Dark reddish-brown eyes, greyish upper mandible, pale horn to pinkish lower mandible with grey tip, grey legs. Dark grey of head and... read more


Song a series of c. 4–6 loud, rapid and slightly rising “whee” whistles followed... read more


Humid terra firme forest and edge; to 500 m.

Food and feeding

Larger arthropods, also fruit. Usually alone, sometimes in mixed-species flocks, and at any height, but mostly in forest mid-storey and... read more


No information.


Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Rare to locally uncommon; perhaps often overlooked. Fairly common around Mitú (E Vaupés), in Colombia, and occurs in Amacayacu National Park, in... read more

Recommended citation

Walther, B. (2020). Citron-bellied Attila (Attila citriniventris). 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 21 January 2020).