Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

White-bellied Flycatcher (Leptopogon albidiventer)


French: Pipromorphe à ventre blanc German: Hellbauch-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejero ventriblanco

Leptopogon superciliaris albidiventer


, 1918,

Quebrada Onda, Yungas of Cochabamba, Bolivia


Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. superciliaris, but differs in its grey vs olive-green throat and breast (2) and yellow-tinged white vs pale yellow belly (1); double-note call (perhaps daytime song) twice as long (2) with long upslurred vs short downslurred (3) second note#R; plus seeming line of elevational parapatry or narrow hybrid zone (at least 2). Monotypic.

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E Peruvian Andes (S from Cuzco) and N Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; 10·3–15 g. Compared to formerly conspecific L. superciliaris, has greyish-olive upperparts, wingbars mainly pale yellow, underparts whitish to pale... read more


Daytime song is a squeaky, chattering “t’chew-seek-quay? t’chew-seek-quay?”, with the second note... read more


Midstorey to lower canopy of humid montane forest and foothills, occasionally near forest edge,... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; also small fruit and berries. Stomach contents in SE Peru contained 108 food items, of which lepidopteran larvae 25%, beetles (... read more


Very few data. Specimens in breeding condition collected in SE Peru in late Aug and late Oct. Nests probably similar in structure and... read more


Resident; may descend to slightly lower elevations during cold months.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Considered fairly common in Peru. Occurs in several national parks and other protected areas, e.g. Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). White-bellied Flycatcher (Leptopogon albidiventer). 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 13 December 2019).