Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Unadorned Flycatcher (Myiophobus inornatus)


French: Moucherolle simple German: Zimtflügel-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero sencillo

Myiophobus inornatus


, 1932,

Santo Domingo (Inca Mine), 6000 feet [c. 1830 m], Puno, Peru


Most closely allied to M. flavicans, M. phoenicomitra and M. roraimae. Monotypic.


E slope of Andes from SE Peru (S from Cuzco) S to N Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

11·5–12 cm. Male has olive crown with semi-concealed yellow or orange coronal patch, prominent yellowish supraloral line and broken eyering; upperparts olive; wings and... read more


Call a high-pitched “zit” or “zib”.


Lower and middle levels of humid forest and forest borders, at 1000–2600 m.

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages alone or in groups of 2–3 individuals, usually not with mixed-species flocks. Erect posture similar to that of ... read more


Little known. Eggs recorded in Oct in Bolivia (La Paz) and Nov in Peru (Puno).


Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA. Rare to uncommon, locally fairly common. Regularly seen along Manu road... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2020). Unadorned Flycatcher (Myiophobus inornatus). 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 25 January 2020).