Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

White-bearded Flycatcher (Phelpsia inornata)


French: Tyran des llanos German: Schwarzscheitel-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo barbiblanco

Myiozetetes inornatus


, 1869,

Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela




N & C Venezuela from Carabobo, Miranda and Cojedes E to NE Anzoátegui, S to Apure and N Bolívar and NE Colombia (Vichada, Arauca).

Descriptive notes

16·5–18 cm; 29 g. Has crown and side of head brownish-black, long white supercilia confluent on nape; upperparts olive-brown; wings olive-brown, narrow yellowish... read more


Most common call a load, sharp, rising “churup” or “cheedurit”, also repeatedly as alarm; duet call... read more


Pastures with scattered trees, small groves of woodland in open to semi-open llanos,... read more

Food and feeding

Insects; small fruits taken infrequently. Usually observed in pairs, occasionally in small family groups; fairly quiet and reserved,... read more


Mar–Aug. Non-breeding helpers sometimes assist nesting pair. During territorial challenges, displays with excited bowing and wing-... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common or common. Very common at Hato Los Indios (R Capanaparo), in SE Apure. Appears to be reasonably adaptable; occurs... read more

Recommended citation

Mobley, J. (2019). White-bearded Flycatcher (Phelpsia inornata). 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 10 December 2019).