Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Pacific Flatbill (Rhynchocyclus pacificus)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau de Colombie German: Pazifik-Breitschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano del Pacífico
Taxonomy:

Craspedoprion pacificus

Chapman

, 1914,

Juntas de Tamaná, Chocó, Colombia

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Long considered a race of R. brevirostris, but the two may not even be sister-taxa. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Chocó region of W Colombia (S from mid-Atrato Valley) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas S to S Pichincha).

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 23·5–26·5 g. Large-headed flycatcher. Has dark olive head and upperparts, indistinct grey eyering; wings and tail dusky brown, conspicuous tawny-... read more

Voice

Song a fast series of descending clear to burry notes, “tchwee-tee-te-tu-tu-tu”; call a... read more

Habitat

Lower growth of humid lowland forest and mature secondary woodland, usually sea-level to 1000 m; to... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on arthropods. Forages alone or in pairs, often at edge of understorey mixed-species flocks including furnariids, Myrmotherula... read more

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition from Mar in Colombia. No other information.

Movements

Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; often overlooked. Restricted to Chocó region. Uncommon in Río Palenque Science Centre and Tinalandia Private Reserve, in... read more

Recommended citation

Bates, J. (2019). Pacific Flatbill (Rhynchocyclus pacificus). 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/57308 on 6 December 2019).