Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher (Nephelomyias ochraceiventris)


French: Moucherolle à poitrine ocre German: Ockerhals-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero pechiocre

Mitrephorus ochraceiventris


, 1873,

Maraynioc, Junín, Peru


Sister to N. lintoni (which see). Monotypic.


E slope of Andes from N Peru (C Amazonas, S & E of R Marañón) S to NW Bolivia (La Paz).

Descriptive notes

12–14 cm; 10–11 g. Male has dark brownish-olive crown, semi-concealed yellow to reddish-orange coronal patch (becoming redder S of C Peru), dusky lores, ochre... read more


Call (Peru) a sharp and emphatic “tschew-it”, sometimes followed by slightly sweeter “tse-weeuuu”;... read more


Montane forest, cloudforest and elfin forest and humid thickets, near timber-line; 2800–3500... read more

Food and feeding

Insects; some fruit also eaten. Forages alone or in groups of 3–5 individuals, often with mixed-species flocks of tanagers (... read more


A nest in Peru had two eggs in Oct; nest, globular-shaped, made mainly of mosses, and placed on aerial roots 60 cm above the ground; eggs... read more


Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to common. In Peru, regularly observed in Río Abiseo National Park and in the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary (Sayacmarca-... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A., Lebbin, D. & de Juana, E. (2019). Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher (Nephelomyias ochraceiventris). 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 6 December 2019).