Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Olive-chested Flycatcher (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus)


French: Moucherolle à poitrine olive German: Grauflecken-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero pechioliva

Myiobius cryptoxanthus

P. L. Sclater

, 1861,

Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador




Base of E Andes in E Ecuador (Sucumbíos S to Zamora-Chinchipe) and NE Peru (Amazonas to San Martín).

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 11 g (one male). Has dull olive-brown crown, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch, dark lores, whitish supraloral line and thin broken eyering; head side, nape and... read more


Calls include a soft, rapidly delivered “weee d’d’d’d’d’d... read more


Shrubby clearings, pastures, secondary woodland and forest borders in foothills and E Andean slopes... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), ants and small wasps (Hymenoptera), flies (Diptera); some small berries probably also taken.... read more


No information.


Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Upper Amazon-Napo Lowlands EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common in Ecuador, rare in Peru;... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2019). Olive-chested Flycatcher (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus). 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 14 December 2019).