Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-throated Flycatcher (Conopias parvus)


French: Tyran de Pelzeln German: Weißring-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo guayanés

Pitangus parvus


, 1868,

Marabitanas, Rio Negro, Brazil


Has sometimes been considered conspecific with C. albovittatus (which see). Monotypic.


S & E Venezuela (W Amazonas E locally to E Bolívar), extreme E Colombia (E Vaupés, Guainía), very locally NE Ecuador (E Sucumbíos, extreme SE Pastaza), NE & E Peru (Loreto, Ucayali#R); also the Guianas, Brazil primarily N of Amazon and R Solimões (locally from upper R Negro and S of Tefé near R Urucu, in W Amazonas, E to Amapá; also in Madeira–Tapajós interfluvium and Belém area#R), and N Bolivia (Pando).

Descriptive notes

16·5 cm. Has crown black to dark sooty brownish, large lemon-yellow to canary-yellow coronal patch (mostly concealed); prominent white supercilia meeting on forehead, broader... read more


Call a distinctive quick, rhythmic, petulant-sounding, and nearly trilled or ringing “quee-le-le... read more


Canopy and borders of wet and humid forest, taller second growth, and occasionally among scattered... read more

Food and feeding

Insects; fruits sometimes also taken. Forages mostly in pairs or small groups, occasionally singly; also joins mixed-species flocks but... read more


Details of nest structure not very well known, but nest reported as being cup-shaped; placed usually rather high up in natural tree hole or... read more


Details unknown; wanders to some degree, but probably resident in most areas.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Possibly more widespread in Colombia; very local in NE Ecuador, only two recent records. Occurs in Jaú National... read more

Recommended citation

Mobley, J. (2019). Yellow-throated Flycatcher (Conopias parvus). 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 6 December 2019).