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Rusty-margined Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by erikat
Uitvlucht (Paramaribo), Suriname, June 2007
Myiozetetes cayanensis


  • Broad white supercilium
  • Short stubby bill
  • Yellow underparts
  • White throat
  • Rufous margins on the wing feathers
  • Brown back


Central and South America: found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Brazil.


Four subspecies are recognized:

  • M.c. hellmayri:
  • southwestern Costa Rica and Panama south to southwestern Ecuador (south to El Oro and western Loja) and east across northern Colombia to northwestern Venezuela (to the the Maracaibo Basin and the west slope of the Andes)
  • M.c. rufipennis:
  • Eastern Colombia to northern Venezuela and eastern Ecuador
  • M.c. cayanensis:
  • M.c. erythropterus:
  • South-East Brazil (eastern Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro)


Moist lowland forests.


Catches insects by sallying out from perches, often over water or into open areas.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset

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