Rufous-breasted Flycatcher Leptopogon rufipectus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Tom Johnson

Rufous-breasted Flycatcher is a handsome songbird of montane northwestern South America. This small flycatcher occupies the lower strata of humid montane forest from 1500-2400 meters in the Andes from western Venezuela south to northern Peru. It is olive-brown above with rusty wing bars, a rufous face with dark auricular frame, rufous throat and breast, and yellow belly. Rufous-breasted Flycatcher can often be detected by its sharp, squeaky call, which it often gives while foraging with mixed species flocks.


© Theodore A Parker, III

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Tom Johnson. 2012. Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (Leptopogon rufipectus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.