Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Streak-necked Flycatcher (Mionectes striaticollis)


French: Pipromorphe strié German: Graukappen-Pipratyrann Spanish: Mosquero gorjiestriado

M[uscicapa]. striaticollis

d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye

, 1837,

Yuracares, Bolivia


Closely related to M. olivaceus. Proposed race poliocephalus (Pasco and Junín, in C Peru) merged with nominate, as it occupies indistinct zone of intergradation between subspecifically recognizable plumage patterns of N & S Peru; similarly, selvae (W Andes of Colombia) merged with columbianus, population in question occupying zone of diffuse intergradation between grey-crowned columbianus and green-crowned viridiceps. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. s. columbianus Chapman, 1919 – Andes of Colombia (except SW) S to E Ecuador.
  • M. s. viridiceps Chapman, 1924 – W Andean slopes from SW Colombia (S Nariño) S to SW Ecuador (W Loja).
  • M. s. palamblae Chapman, 1927 – Andes of N Peru from Piura, Cajamarca and Amazonas S to Huánuco.
  • M. s. striaticollis (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – C & S Peru (S from Pasco) S to N Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
  • Descriptive notes

    13·5 cm; 13–17 g. Nominate race is dark olive above, crown and nape slaty grey; face and auricular area dark grey, feather shafts white; tiny white spot behind... read more


    Very quiet. Said to give thin, wiry notes during breeding season; also soft wing-whirring sound,... read more


    Humid upper tropical and lower temperate montane forest, secondary forest; less often out to... read more

    Food and feeding

    Arthropods and berries. Usually solitary; sometimes joins mixed flocks or aggregations of tanagers (Thraupidae) and other birds at fruiting... read more


    Males in breeding condition in Jan–Apr in Colombia and Sept–Dec in SE Peru; fledglings and juveniles in May and Jun in Colombia... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Considered generally common to locally uncommon. Occurs in all protected areas within its distributional limits. Not believed to be at any potential... read more

    Recommended citation

    Fitzpatrick, J. (2020). Streak-necked Flycatcher (Mionectes striaticollis). 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 24 February 2020).