Brownish Twistwing

Brownish Twistwing
Brownish Twistwing
Illustration by Joseph Smit, 1888
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Cnipodectes
Species: C. subbrunneus
Binomial name
Cnipodectes subbrunneus
(Sclater, 1860)

The Brownish Twistwing (Cnipodectes subbrunneus), also known as the Brownish Flycatcher, is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae. It was the only member of the genus Cnipodectes until the description of Cnipodectes superrufus in 2007.

Distribution and habitat

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.