Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Lemon-browed Flycatcher (Conopias cinchoneti)


French: Tyran à sourcils jaunes German: Gelbbrauen-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo cejiamarillo

T[yrannus]. cinchoneti


, 1844,

highlands of Junín, Peru


See C. trivirgatus. Geographical limits of races and differences between them not well defined; may require revision. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. c. icterophrys (Lafresnaye, 1845) – Sierra de Perijá and Andes of W Venezuela (W slope in W Mérida and W Trujillo, E slope in NW Barinas), Colombia (locally in all three ranges, but doubtfully on E slope of E Andes) and extreme NW Ecuador (Carchi).
  • C. c. cinchoneti (Tschudi, 1844) – E Ecuador (foothills and subtropical zone on E slope) and N & C Andes of Peru (Cajamarca and Amazonas S to Cuzco).
  • Sight records from La Paz, Bolivia#R (not assigned to subspecies) are considered hypothetical.

    Descriptive notes

    16 cm. Has head mostly olive-green, with bright greyish-yellow forehead and broad pale yellow supercilia (nearly confluent on nape); upperparts mostly dark olive; wings and... read more


    Distinctive call an odd high-pitched nasal, twittering and petulant-sounding “whee-ee-ee-ee,... read more


    Relatively small forest clearings, larger openings with scattered tall trees, and edges of wet and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects and small fruits. Usually in pairs or in small, rather loose groups of 3–5 individuals; occasionally joins mixed-species... read more


    Little information. Likely to make use of old Psarocolius and Cacicus nests. One nest found in SE Ecuador located in... read more


    Details unknown; wanders to some degree, and considered to have rather large home range, but... read more

    Status and conservation

    VULNERABLE. Rare to uncommon and local throughout its range. Fairly common only in E Ecuador, for example in Serranías Cofán (Sucumbíos). Sight records... read more

    Recommended citation

    Mobley, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Lemon-browed Flycatcher (Conopias cinchoneti). 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).