Dusky chested Flycatcher (Myiozetetes luteiventris)

Dusky-chested Flycatcher

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Myiozetetes luteiventris | [UK] Dusky-chested Flycatcher | [FR] Tyran a gorge rayee | [DE] Strichelbrust-Maskentyrann | [ES] Bienteveo Pechioscuro | [IT] Pitango pettobruno | [NL] Kortsnaveltiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Pitangus luteiventris
Myiozetetes luteiventris SA Amazonia
Myiozetetes luteiventris luteiventris
Myiozetetes luteiventris septentrionalis

Physical charateristics

The head and upperparts are dark brown with no markings on the head or wings. Underparts are yellow with a whitish throat and dark olive streaks on the breast.

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It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is found in forest canopy and edges.


Not much known, builds a domed nest with a side entrance very high up in trees (almost in top). The nest is made out of grass with large strands hanging below entrance.

Feeding habits

Often forages in pairs, hunting by perching in the open and sallying or hawking for prey. Will also eat fruit. Usually found in canopy to hunt insects but fruit is eaten at lower levels.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4,000,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ 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.
Dusky-chested Flycatcher status Least Concern


Not known, might by partially migrant

Distribution map

Dusky-chested Flycatcher range map


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