The Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. 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, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
Accidental in the US, only 3 records, Maine, Missouri, and Washington (2008).
Similar to smaller Piratic Flycatcher and larger Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher