olive flycatcher birds
olive flycatcher birds

Olive Flycatcher

Mitrephanes olivaceus

The Olive Flycatcher is a type of bird that belongs to the Tyrannidae family. It can be found in humid forests on the eastern side of the Andes. It is small, with a buffy-olive color and an obvious crest on its head. This combination of features is unique within its habitat. The Olive Flycatcher tends to perch in prominent places and actively hunts insects, often in mixed-species flocks. Its vocalization usually consists of a series of soft ticking sounds, followed by a high-pitched “seep.” You can observe this bird during our tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo