Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher (Myiobius barbatus)

Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Tityridae | [latin] Myiobius barbatus | [UK] Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher | [FR] Tyran a croupion soufre | [DE] Gelbburzel-Tyrann | [ES] Moscareta Barbada | [NL] Geelstuittiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range

Physical charateristics

The most noticeable features are the bright yellow rump and the pale eyering. The mastacalis subspecies has a tawny wash on its breast. Note also the large eyes and the conspicuous rictal bristles which give the bird its second English name, Whiskered Flycatcher.

Listen to the sound of Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher

[audio: Flycatcher.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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South America : Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This bird inhabits forests and mature capoeiras, living mostly in small flocks.


It builds its nest in the shape of a closed bell, with an entrance underneath in which it lays two eggs at a time. No further data .

Feeding habits

Forages mainly solitary, and only occasionally joins mixed-species feeding flocks. It feeds on insects, especially leafhoppers, picked from foliage or taken in acrobatic aerial pursuit.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher distribution range map

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