Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Unadorned Flycatcher (Myiophobus inornatus)


Taxonomy

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

Myiophobus inornatus

Carriker

, 1932,

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

.

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

Call a high-pitched “zit” or “zib”.

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57327 on 26 June 2019).