Variegated flycatcher

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Variegated flycatcher
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Empidonomus
Cabanis & Heine, 1859
Species: E. varius
Binomial name
Empidonomus varius
(Vieillot, 1818)

Empidomonus varius (lapsus)

The variegated flycatcher (Empidonomus varius) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. With the crowned slaty flycatcher being moved to its own genus, this is now the only species remaining in Empidonomus.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Guianas; it is a vagrant to more northwestern parts of the continent.

Accidental in North America north of Mexico, there have been only six records, Maine (1977), Tennessee (1984), Ontario (1993), Washington (2008), and 2 sightings in Florida (2013 and 10/26/2015).

It is similar to the smaller piratic flycatcher and larger sulphur-bellied flycatcher.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Empidonomus varius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.