- Empidonax fulvifrons
11.5-13cm The smallest Empidonax flycatcher
- Olive grey above
- Darker wings and tail
- White eye ring
- Strong white double wing bars
- Rich buff colored breast (most vivid July-February)
- Short flat bill
None, but see also Empidonax
North and Central America: found from Honduras to Western Mexico, extending northward in a band to barely enter extreme south-eastern Arizona.
There are 6 subspecies1:
- E. f. pygmaeus - south-western US and north-western Mexico (Sonora to Coahuila)
- E. f. fulvifrons - mountains of northeast Mexico (Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí)
- E. f. rubicundus - Mexico (Chihuahua and Durango to Guerrero and Veracruz)
- E. f. brodkorbi - southern Mexico (Río Molino area of southern Oaxaca)
- E. f. fusciceps - south-eastern Mexico (Chiapas) south to Guatemala and El Salvador
- E. f. inexpectatus - central and southern Honduras
Scrub and open woodlands, wooded canyons.
The diet includes insects.
A cup nest is placed on a fork in a tree. The clutch consists of 2 eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Buff-breasted Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Buff-breasted_Flycatcher