Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Grey-hooded Flycatcher (Mionectes rufiventris)


French: Pipromorphe à ventre roux German: Graukopf-Pipratyrann Spanish: Mosquero ladrillito

Mionectes rufiventris


, 1846,



See M. oleagineus (above). Monotypic.


SE Brazil (Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to SE Mato Grosso do Sul and N Rio Grande do Sul), SE Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; 14 g. Has crown, nape and entire face uniform slate-grey, upperparts dark olive, wings and tail entirely dusky olive; chin and throat pale grey (completing the grey... read more


Displaying male gives series of odd, low nasal “bayo” notes resembling those of antshrikes (... read more


Lower growth of humid forest, also secondary woodland and borders; sea-level to c. 1000m.

Food and feeding

Insects and fruit. Forages in shady understorey of forest; perches for long periods, bobs head; often flicks one or both wings in agitated... read more


Eggs in Feb in S Brazil and Sept–Oct in Argentina; birds in breeding condition in Dec and males singing on territories at end of Aug... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Especially common around Iguazú Falls, on Argentina-SE Brazil border. Occurs in various protected areas, including at... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Grey-hooded Flycatcher (Mionectes rufiventris). 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).