Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant Myiotheretes striaticollis

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The Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant is the most widespread bush-tyrant of Andean South America.  Found along the Andes from 2000 to 3500 meters in elevation, this large flycatcher inhabits open areas from Venezuela south to northern Argentina.  It has a stout black bill, and is brown above and cinnamon below with a white throat and face marked by brown streaks; the underwings and tail are cinnamon with contrasting black tips.  Though it has a large population throughout its large range, Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant is typically found singly or in pairs, and at rather low density.  Though visually conspicuous in its habitat, the species can be detected by its call, a loud, rising whistle.

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

Recommended Citation

Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes striaticollis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: