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Gray-hooded Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Xyko Paludo
Antonina, PR, Brazil, May 2018
Mionectes rufiventris


13·5 cm (5¼ in)

  • Grey crown, face and nape

Similar Species

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher lacks the grey head and is found in lower elevation at locations where the two species otherwise overlaps in range


Photo by Jamfaraco
Lagoa do Peri, Florianópolis-SC, Brazil, May 2005

South America: found from south-eastern Brazil to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species has in the past been placed in genus Pipromorpha


Humid forest in lowland and lower foothills.



Their diet consists of insects and fruit.

In Culture

Local names: "Supi-de-cabeça-cinza" or "Abre-asa-de-cabeça-cinza", meaning "Open-wing-grey-head"; this probably refers to the behaviour captured in the photo.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - the passerines. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  3. SACC Baseline read in March 2010
  4. BF Member observations

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