- Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
13-14 cm, male and female identical
Upperside is brown to sooty brown, wings and tail dark brown to blackish, underside pale with rufous breast band. White is found as a supercilium that meets above the bill as well as in outer edges to the tail. The wings have rufous wingbar that is very narrow in nominate subspecies, and rufous to white edges to tertials; these markings may disappear with wear.
The subspecies differ in extent of the rufous breast band as well as in extent of wing markings. There are less obvious differences in colors of crown and upperside.
Seven subspecies are recognized.
- O. r. poliogastra
- Santa Marta Mountains (ne Colombia)
- O. r. rubicundula
- Sierra de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border)
- O. r. obfuscata
- Central and W Andes of Colombia to Peru (nw San Martín)
- O. r. rufopectus
- Eastern Andes of Colombia (south to Bogotá)
- O. r. centralis
- Andes of Peru (s La Libertad, Ancash and Huánuco)
- O. r. tectricialis
- W slope of Eastern Andes of Peru (Pasco to Cuzco)
- O. r. rufipectoralis
- Andes of se Peru (Cuzco and Puno) to w Bolivia
Moist montanes and heavily degraded former forest.
Sallies for invertebrate food usually from an exposed and fairly high post. Often flicks tail upwards.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from  on 30 November 2019).
- Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 2 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Rufous-breasted_Chat-Tyrant
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