Return of Bird of the Week: Cinnamon Flycatcher

Without exaggeration, there are hundreds of New World flycatcher species. For this week’s Bird of the Week, we’ll head to the tropics, for one of the prettiest,  the Cinnamon Flycatcher.

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Menu Rod, Peru

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Manu Road, Peru

The cinnamon and brown-green coloration is lovely. It’s fairly common bird on both the east and west slopes of the Andes, from Venezuela down to Bolivia. It’s often seen in mixed flocks and seems to hang around after the rest of the birds have moved along. The species also lets WC show off the difference in image quality in low light between his Canon 1D-X and the old Olympus E-5 used in this next photo from 2011.

Cinnamon Flycatcher, about 3,000meters, West Slope Andes, Ecuador

Cinnamon Flycatcher, about 3,000 meters, West Slope Andes, Ecuador

The image quality difference is pretty stark, isn’t it?

This bird would be on WC’s short list of favorite flycatchers.

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