Return of Bird of the Week: White-ringed Flycatcher


Oh gawd, WC, another yellow, black and white bug-eating bird? Yep.

White-ringed Flycatcher, Costa Rica

White-ringed Flycatcher, Costa Rica

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.

White-ringed Flycatcher, Costa Rica

White-ringed Flycatcher, Costa Rica

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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