Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Daniel Taylor

Belted Flycatcher is a small flycatcher restricted to a small geographic area on the Pacific slope of Central America, from southern Mexico to extreme northwestern El Salvador. This species occurs in scrubby woods, especially those dominated by oaks, and often remains well concealed in dense understory. Belted Flycatcher is a very distinctive flycatcher. Two of its most conspicuous features are a spiky crest on the crown, and a broad cinnamon band ("belt") across the breast, contrasting with a white throat and a pale yellow belly. This flycatcher also has a conspicuous pale eyering and pale cinnamon wingbars. Little is known about the natural history of Belted Flycatcher, although this species is considered to be at risk due to ongoing habitat loss within its restricted range .


© Dale Delaney

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

Recommended Citation

Taylor, D. (2014). Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.