Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Orange-banded Flycatcher (Nephelomyias lintoni)


French: Moucherolle de Linton German: Orangeband-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero de Linton

Myiophobus lintoni

Meyer de Schauensee

, 1951,

Cerro Imbana, 2600–2800 m, Loja, Ecuador


DNA data#R indicate that this species is sister to N. ochraceiventris; apparently replaces it N of R Marañón, in Peru. Monotypic.


E slope of Andes in S Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Azuay, Loja) and N Peru (Cerro Chinguela, in Huancabamba).

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm. Male is dark brownish-olive or greyish-olive above, darkest on crown, with semi-concealed yellow, orange or rufous coronal patch, inconspicuous narrow pale yellow... read more


Calls include sharp “chip” and “chep” or “peeyk” notes, repeated while foraging; dawn song a series... read more


Middle and, rarely, upper levels of montane forest, cloudforest and elfin forest, and second growth... read more

Food and feeding

Insects; possibly also fruit. Forages alone or in groups of 2–6 individuals, at times actively, often with mixed flocks, including... read more


Juvenile and immature reported in Jun. No other information.


Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Southern Central Andes EBA. Rare to fairly common, but local within tiny... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2020). Orange-banded Flycatcher (Nephelomyias lintoni). 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 19 January 2020).