Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus


Cinnamon Flycatcher is a spritely little flycatcher common in Andean cloud forests. It is often heard giving its distinctive, emphatic rattle call from edge habitats or viewed sallying out from a moss-covered branch to pick an insect out of the air over a stream or clearing. It has rich orange on the underparts, sides of the head, and rump. Orange wing bars and secondary patches contrast with the blackish wings and tail. The back and crown are olive-brown aside from a yellow coronal patch often left concealed. Birds from the northern Andes and particularly the Santa Marta Mountains of Colombia are brighter orange-brown on the back and tail.

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Dawn song

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

Recommended Citation

Cinnamon Flycatcher (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: