White-throated Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: John van Dort


Conservation Status

White-throated Flycatcher is considered to be uncommon to fairly common, but local, in the northern part of its range, where it is relatively widespread (Howell and Webb 1995). At the southern end of its range, it is even more locally distributed, but still is assessed as common where it occurs in Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989), although it is considered to be rare in Panama (Ridgely and Gwynne 1989). This species has a relatively wide distribution, and is believed to have a very large population; consequently its IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to White-throated Flycatcher are identified by BirdLife International (2018). Human activity has little short-term direct effect on this species, other than the local effects of habitat destruction.

Recommended Citation

van Dort, J. (2018). White-throated Flycatcher (Empidonax albigularis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whtfly1.01