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Orange-eyed Flycatcher Tolmomyias traylori

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published March 1, 2012


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Distribution in the Americas

The Orange-eyed Flycatcher is a resident of the upper Amazon Basin in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The distribution in Colombia is poorly known; there are specimens from Putumayo, and sight records (with audio recordings) from the north bank of the Amazon near Leticía. In Ecuador, known only from the Napo and Pastaza drainages; it occurs along much of the Napo in Ecuador, but on the Río Pastaza to date known only from a site on the border with Peru. Distribution in Peru (and adjacent regions of bordering countries) of Tolmomyias traylori. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles; sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006) Occurs north of the Amazon in Peru, from the lower Río Santiago east. The Orange-eyed Flycatcher is not yet known from Brazil, but presumably occurs there, although perhaps only west of the Rio Caquetá (Schulenberg and Parker 1997, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


The Orange-eyed Flycatcher is restricted to várzea (seasonally flooded river edge forest), where it primarily forages in the midstory.

Orange-eyed Flycatcher is syntopic with three other species of Tolmomyias. Yellow-margined Flycatcher (Tolmomyias assimilis) occurs in upland (terra firme) forest; Gray-crowned Flycatcher (Tolmomyias poliocephalus) occurs in the canopy of seasonally or permanently flooded forest (várzea) bordering rivers and streams, and in advanced second-growth; and Yellow-breasted Flycatcher (Tolmomyias flaviventris) occurs in Cecropia-dominated forest on river islands and in advanced second-growth (Schulenberg and Parker 1997).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Orange-eyed Flycatcher
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Orange-eyed Flycatcher

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). Orange-eyed Flycatcher (Tolmomyias traylori), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.orefly1.01