Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Streak-throated Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes striaticollis)


French: Moucherolle à gorge rayée German: Streifenkehl-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro grande

Tænioptera striaticollis

P. L. Sclater

, 1853,



Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. s. striaticollis (P. L. Sclater, 1853) – Santa Marta Mts (N Colombia), Sierra de Perijá and W Andes of Venezuela and Colombia S to N & C Peru (S to Apurímac and Arequipa).
  • M. s. pallidus Berlepsch, 1906 – E Andes in Peru (Cuzco, Puno), Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
  • Descriptive notes

    21–23 cm; 64 g. Largest Myiotheretes. Plumage is brown above, crown and face darker, faint whitish supraloral stripe; wings dusky, cinnamon-rufous edging, wide... read more


    Call a loud, rising whistle, “pseeeeee”, with almost human quality; territorial call 2–4 loud... read more


    Semi-open shrubby or grassy regions; in forest and woodland borders near cliffs, landslides or... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects and small vertebrates. Forages singly or pair-members widely spaced. Uses exposed and elevated (often highly so) perches;... read more


    Jan–Jun in N Colombia (Perijá, Santa Marta Mts); nestlings in early Mar in Venezuela (Mérida). Nest reported as a messy cup placed... read more


    Resident; some seasonal altitudinal movement reported.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Never really common; given its tolerance of converted habitat, however, it is not threatened. Occurs in Sierra Nevada... read more

    Recommended citation

    Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2019). Streak-throated Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes 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 14 December 2019).