The tawny-chested flycatcher (Aphanotriccus capitalis) is 12 cm long, weighs 7 g & looks like a colourful Empidonax flycatcher in size & structure . It has a grey head with a white throat and white spectacles. The upperparts are olive-green, & the wings are dusky with two bright ochre wing bars & ochre edging to the secondary feathers. The breast is ochre-orange, becoming bright yellow on the belly. Sexes are similar, but females may have an olive tint to the grey head.