Return of Bird of the Week: Lemon-browed Flycatcher


Lemon-browed Flycatcher, Cock of the Rock Lodge, Peru

Lemon-browed Flycatcher, Cock of the Rock Lodge, Peru

Another of the Western Hemisphere’s hundreds of flycatchers, the Lemon-browed Flycatcher is a very handsome bird. It’s also a bit of a specialist, restricted to a fairly narrow zone, between 800 and 1,950 meters elevation on the east slope of the Andes. Lemon-browed Flycatchers inhabit edges and clearings in humid subtropical forest, where they frequently sit on bare twigs and treetops. Like related flycatchers, they sally out to catch insects in flight, often returning to the same perch. They are quite vocal, giving a loud, stuttering “d’d’d’d’eeeeer” that can be heard at a distance.

Although the Lemon-browed Flycatcher is widespread, occurring from Venezuela south to Peru, very little is known about the natural history of this species.

The bird is classified as vulnerable to extinction, but not one really knows for sure.

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