Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Inca Flycatcher (Leptopogon taczanowskii)


Taxonomy

French: Pipromorphe inca German: Graugesicht-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejero inca
Taxonomy:

Leptopogon taczanowskii

Hellmayr

, 1917,

Ray-Urmana, Huayabamba Valley, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Amazonas, Peru

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Closest to L. rufipectus. Present species was originally named “L. rufipectus” by Taczanowski, but that name was already preoccupied by that of its close relative. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Andes of Peru from Amazonas and San Martín S to Cuzco.

Descriptive notes

13 cm; 13 g. Plumage is olive above, crown darker brownish-olive; lores and face mottled whitish, whitish auricular patch bordered posteriorly by blackish facial crescent;... read more

Voice

Sharp, excited “skwee” or “spik” given at irregular intervals or several times in succession.

Habitat

Humid upper montane forest, especially mossy cloudforest, occasionally venturing to edge or second... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; small fruits and berries may aso be eaten. Inconspicuous; forages from shady perches under forest canopy; sits erect, tail... read more

Breeding

Not documented.

Movements

Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in Río Abiseo and Yanachaga-Chemillén... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Inca Flycatcher (Leptopogon taczanowskii). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57239 on 24 June 2019).