Oh gawd, WC, another yellow, black and white bug-eating bird? Yep.
This bird specializes in forest edges, hunting from perches a bit higher than other Tyrant flycatchers. This bird’s call is different, too, but unhappily for birders, Tyrant flycatchers don’t vocalize all that often.
Note that the white ring on the bird’s head – technically, its called a supercilliary – extends all the way around the head, and there is no rufous in the wings. But it’s tough to distinguish this bird from its look-alike cousins. The White-ringed Flycatcher is found from eastern Honduras south to northwest Ecuador. The species’ wide distribution and adaptation to cleared forests make it a species of least concern.
We’ve not exhausted the supply of yellow, black and white bug-eating birds, but a month of them is likely enough. We’ll move to other kinds of flycatchers next week.
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