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Leptopogon taczanowskii

Inca Flycatcher

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Tom Johnson

Leptopogon taczanowskii

Abra Patricia, Peru; 22 January 2008 © Joe Tobias

Inca Flycatcher is a striking songbird endemic to Peru. Found on the east slope of the Andes in Peru, the species inhabits lower levels of montane forest from 1700-2800 m. A small flycatcher, it is olive-brown above with rusty wing bars,  white- and gray-streaked face, gray throat with tawny olive breast and yellow underparts. Inca Flycatcher is typically found on its own rather than in mixed flocks, and is not known to be very vocal.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Tom Johnson. 2012. Inca Flycatcher (Leptopogon taczanowskii), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Montane evergreen forest
  • Foraging Strata:Understory/Midstory
  • Foraging Behavior:Sally
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary/Pairs
  • Mating System:
  • Nest Form:Undescribed
  • Clutch: -
  • IUCN Status:Near Threatened