Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Roraiman Flycatcher (Myiophobus roraimae)


French: Moucherolle du Roraima German: Tepuischnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero del Roraima

Myiobius roraimæ

Salvin and Godman

, 1883,

Roraima, Venezuela


Most closely allied to M. flavicans, M. phoenicomitra and M. inornatus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. r. roraimae (Salvin & Godman, 1883) – S & SE Venezuela and W Guyana.
  • M. r. sadiecoatsae Dickerman & Phelps, Jr, 1987 – Cerro de la Neblina, on border between S Venezuela and NW Brazil.
  • M. r. rufipennis Carriker, 1932 – very locally in E Colombia (Mitú), Ecuador (Cordillera de Cucutú, Cordillera del Cóndor), E Peru and NW Bolivia (Cerro Asunta Pata).
  • Descriptive notes

    13·5 cm; 12·8–13·6 g. Male has crown warm rufescent brown, tinged ­olive, auriculars more olive, semi-concealed orange-rufous coronal patch, narrow yellowish-white... read more


    Call (Ecuador) an explosive and buzzy series of sputtered “tschew” notes, rising and then... read more


    Low and middle growth of humid forest on slopes of tepuis, and impoverished or sandy-soil forests... read more

    Food and feeding

    Diet consists of insects. Forages alone or in groups of up to three individuals, usually not with mixed-species flocks. Erect posture... read more


    No information.



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in N of range; rare to uncommon and very local in Andes (race rufipennis), where only recently recorded for first... read more

    Recommended citation

    Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2019). Roraiman Flycatcher (Myiophobus roraimae). 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 10 December 2019).