Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis


The Rusty-margined Flycatcher is found at forest edge and in woody second growth from eastern Panama to south to southeastern Brazil.  Rusty-margined Flycatchers have a dark sooty head with a yellow coronal patch and a white supercilium, brown upperparts and wings with cinnamon edges on the secondaries and proximal primaries, and bright yellow underparts. This general color pattern is shared among several genera of large-bodied neotropical flycatchers, including closely related species such as the Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis.  More retiring and less vocal than the Social Flycatcher, the Rusty-margined Flycatcher often perches in open areas hawking insects or sallying to the ground to forage.  The seasonal movements of the Rusty-margined Flycatcher are not well known, but some relative abundance of some in northern Sound America is reported to fluctuate seasonally.

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

Recommended Citation

Rusty-margined Flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: