Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-bellied Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes fuscorufus)


French: Moucherolle à ventre fauve German: Rostbinden-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro ventrirrufo

Ochthodiæta fuscorufus

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1876,

Tilotilo, Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia


See M. pernix. Monotypic.


SE Peru (Huánuco S to Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm. Has short whitish supercilium, dark eyeline; mainly brown above; wings blackish, two broad rufous wingbars, prominent rufous edging on inner flight-feathers (... read more


Dawn song 2–4 whistles followed by “pip pip pip pi-doo” notes. Clicks bill when agitated.


Canopy borders of pri­mary cloud­forest (e.g. Alnus, Melastomataceae), adjacent... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. In pairs or family groups; rarely accompanies mixed-species flocks. Often perches just inside the forest or at edge of clearings.... read more


One nest found in the buffer zone of Manu National Park, Peru, had 2 eggs in late Oct; nest was a low cup lined with Usnea lichen and... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA and Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Rare to locally... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2020). Rufous-bellied Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes fuscorufus). 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 18 January 2020).