Gray-crowned Flycatcher Tolmomyias poliocephalus


This widespread species generally recalls the Yellow-margined Flycatcher (Tolmomyias assimilis) and the Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens) in plumage, and there is widespread geographical overlap between the three of them. The Gray-crowned Flycatcher is principally an Amazonian species, being found from central Venezuela and the Guianas south across Brazil and west to eastern Peru, with a disjunct population in the Atlantic Forest of eastern Brazil. Three subspecies are recognized, but their boundaries do not appear to be firmly established, with, for example, the east Brazilian population being regarded as the same subspecies as that in eastern Amazonia. This flycatcher is found at middle and upper levels of a wide variety of forest types, albeit usually below 1000 m, and usually forages alone or in pairs, but often within large mixed-species flocks.

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

Recommended Citation

Gray-crowned Flycatcher (Tolmomyias poliocephalus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: