Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus)


French: Tyran grosse-tête German: Haitischopftyrann Spanish: Copetón bobito

Myiobius stolidus


, 1847,



Has been considered conspecific with M. sagrae or with M. antillarum (see both). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. s. stolidus (Gosse, 1847) – Jamaica.
  • M. s. dominicensis (H. Bryant, 1867) – Hispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic) and adjacent islands (Gonâve, Tortue, Grande Cayemite, Î-à-Vache, Beata, Catalina, Saona).
  • Descriptive notes

    20 cm; 19·3–26·3 g. Dark-backed Myiarchus with prominent wingbars. Nominate race has crown olive-green, only slightly (if at all) darker than back, mantle and... read more


    Dawn song shows some similarity to those of M. sagrae (of both races), middle and terminal... read more


    Lowland forest and forest edges; arid woodland, scrub and mangrove forest. Pine (Pinus)... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects captured from a twig or leaf while in flight, by outward hover-gleaning. Also, fruits plucked while hovering.


    Breeds Apr–Jun; gonads regressed in Jul and Aug. Nest in cavity in tree or in artificial structure (e.g. house). Clutch 3 or 4 eggs.... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA and Hispaniola EBA. Common. In Jamaica, 75% of original forest cover already cleared, and remaining... read more

    Recommended citation

    Joseph, L. (2019). Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus). 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 12 December 2019).