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 - Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
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Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius

Toryn Schafer
Version: 1.0 — Published November 18, 2014

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Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher is a small flycatcher that occurs from southern Mexico south to western Colombia and Ecuador. It generally is dull olive above, with a contrasting sulphur yellow rump, dusky wings, and black tail. The breast is tawny, and the belly is pale yellow. Males also have a yellow patch, usually concealed, on the center of the crown. Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher exhibits the very active foraging style typical of Myiobius: individuals often hop energetically from branch to branch and aerially pursue flying insects. Sulphur-rumped Flycatchers rarely are seen together, but singles frequently associate with mixed-species flocks. During breeding, the females create extravagant hanging, pear-shaped nests. According to the IUCN Red List, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher is a species of Least Concern, because it is widely distributed and fairly common.

Distribution of the Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher

Recommended Citation

Schafer, T. (2014). Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher (Myiobius sulphureipygius), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.surfly1.01