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Myiodynastes bairdii

Baird's Flycatcher

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Tom Johnson

Myiodynastes bairdii

Chaparri, Lambayeque, Peru; 3 March 2007 © Alejandro Tabini

Baird's Flycatcher is a striking, large tyrant of northwestern South America. Found only along the Pacific coast of southern Ecuador and northern Peru, the species inhabits woodland and scrub in arid regions below 1000 m in elevation. It is olive above with rufous wings, yellow underparts, a black face mask, white supercilium, gray-streaked white throat, and stout black bill with pink base to the mandible. Baird's Flycatcher perches in high, conspicuous areas and is sometimes heard giving a growly, three-part call.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Tom Johnson. 2012. Baird's Flycatcher (Myiodynastes bairdii), 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:Tropical deciduous forest
  • Foraging Strata:Canopy
  • Foraging Behavior:Sally
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary/Pairs
  • Mating System:
  • Nest Form:Cavity
  • Clutch: 4 - 5
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern