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Tawny-breasted Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Tawny-breasted Myiobius

Photo by megan perkins
Milpe, Ecuador, November 2012
Myiobius villosus



  • Dark brownish-olive upper-parts
  • Brown head
  • Grey face
  • Sulphur-yellow rump
  • Rounded black tail
  • White throat
  • Tawny-brown breast
  • Dull yellow mid belly


Central and South America:
Central America: found only in Nicaragua and Panama
South America: occurs in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • M. v. villosus:
  • M. v. schaeferi:
  • Eastern Andes of northern Colombia and extreme western Venezuela (Táchira)
  • M. v. clarus:
  • Foothills of eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru (south to Junín)
  • M. v. peruvianus:
  • Foothills of south-eastern Peru (Puno) and north-western Bolivia (La Paz)


Moist montane forests near streams.


Attends ant swarms.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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