Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Vulnerable

Tawny-chested Flycatcher (Aphanotriccus capitalis)


Taxonomy

French: Moucherolle à poitrine fauve German: Ockerbrust-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero pechileonado
Taxonomy:

Myiobius capitalis

Salvin

, 1865,

Tucurrique, Costa Rica

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Caribbean slope of SE Nicaragua (no recent records) and N Costa Rica.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 11 g. Resembles an Empidonax in appearance and posture, but more brightly coloured. Male has crown dark grey, dark lores, white supraloral stripe and broken... read more

Voice

Song a rapid “chee chee spt’t cheew” or “chit it-it chee’yew”,... read more

Habitat

Dense vegetation near edges, natural clearings or streams within humid and mature secondary forest... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, especially beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera) and ants (Hymenoptera). Forages alone or in pairs, following regular routes;... read more

Breeding

Little known. Apparently a crevice-nesting species; nests recorded c. 6 m above ground in hollows of large bamboo (Guadua) and non... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA. Rare to uncommon, and local. Occurs within small range of c. 8000 km²; population... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2018). Tawny-chested Flycatcher (Aphanotriccus capitalis). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57344 on 16 December 2018).