Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Fulvous-breasted Flatbill (Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus)


French: Tyranneau à poitrine fauve German: Ockerbrust-Breitschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano pechirrufo

Cyclorhynchus fulvipectus

P. L. Sclater

, 1860,

Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador




Andes of W Venezuela (S Táchira), Colombia (W range, also locally in N part of C range and W slope of E range), NW & E Ecuador, E Peru and NW Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 11·4–27·5 g. Large-headed flycatcher. Has dark olive head and upperparts, faint pale greyish eyering; wings and tail duskier, conspicuous tawny-... read more


Call (Ecuador) an infrequent wheezy upslurred “zhreeyp”.


Lower growth of humid to wet montane forest, foothill forest, second growth, and shrubby borders,... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on arthropods. Forages alone, often at edge of understorey mixed-species flocks. Sits erect and quiet on low perch 1–4 m up,... read more


May in Colombia (N end of W Andes) and late Aug in NE Peru. Nest a bulky, pear-shaped structure (c. 8 cm × 3 cm) with downward-... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to uncommon; generally rare at edge of its range in Venezuela; uncommon in Ecuador. Occurs in Tambito Nature Reserve, in... read more

Recommended citation

Bates, J. & de Juana, E. (2019). Fulvous-breasted Flatbill (Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus). 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 8 December 2019).