Ornate flycatcher

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Ornate flycatcher
Ornate Flycatcher - South Ecuador S4E0633.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiotriccus
Ridgway, 1905
Species: M. ornatus
Binomial name
Myiotriccus ornatus
(Lafresnaye, 1853)

The ornate flycatcher (Myiotriccus ornatus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is the only member of the genus Myiotriccus.[2] It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

The ornate flycatcher is a fairly small flycatcher at an average length of 12 cm (4.7 in) and weighing about 13.5 grams (0.5 oz). It is very distinctive in the field due to its bright yellow belly, white post-ocular spots, dusky head and conspicuous large yellow rump against dusky wings. In Ecuador, the mantle and tail are rusty colored in East Slope birds and earth brown in West Slope birds. The ornate flycatcher's natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myiotriccus ornatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ornate Flycatcher (Myiotriccus ornatus)". The Internet Bird Collection. Retrieved 1 December 2011.