Bran coloured Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus)

Bran-coloured Flycatcher

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Myiophobus fasciatus | [UK] Bran-coloured Flycatcher | [FR] Moucherolle fascie | [DE] Rostschnappertyrann | [ES] Mosquero Estriado | [IT] Pigliamosche fasciato | [NL] Roesttiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range

Physical charateristics

The adult Bran-colored Flycatcher is 12.7 cm long and weighs 10.5g. The head and upperparts are dark reddish brown and the crown has a concealed yellow crest, which is erected by excited adults. There are two pale buff wing bars and the underparts are whitish shading to pale yellow on the belly and with dark streaking on the breast and flanks. The bill is black above and brown below. Sexes are similar, but young birds lack the crown patch.

Listen to the sound of Bran-coloured Flycatcher

[audio: Flycatcher.mp3]

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wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: 0 cm
size min.: 12 cm size max.: 13 cm
incubation min.: 16 days incubation max.: 17 days
fledging min.: 15 days fledging max.: 17 days
broods: 1   eggs min.: 1  
      eggs max.: 3  


The Bran-coloured Flycatcher is distributed from Costa Rica through Panama and into most of South America down to northern Argentina but it is missing from a large part of central Amazonia.


It is found mostly in open areas such as shrubby clearings as well as in open woodland and on forest edges.


The deep cup nest is made of stems and bark and lined with fine plant fibres; it is suspeneded by the rim from a side branch low in a tree. The typical clutch is two cream-coloured eggs with a rufous wreath. The female incubates for 17 days with a further 15-17 to fledging. This species is parasitised by the Shiny Cowbird.

Feeding habits

Bran-colored Flycatcher are solitary unobtrusive birds, sometimes difficult to see as they move rapidly through the undergrowth in search of small insects and berries.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Bran-coloured Flycatcher status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Bran-coloured Flycatcher range map


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