Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)

The Brown-crested Flycatcher is a resident species, member of the Myiarchus family, which is notably difficult to identify at a species level. The Brown-crested is found only in the northern Pacific area, up to about the Tarcoles river. It shares distribution with the Nutting’s Flycatcher, and are difficult to differentiate given its essentially equal coloration except for the rump; their song is an important trait to identify them. The Brown-crested is also found in mangrove forest edge, whereas the Nutting’s is not.

A small flycatcher with the usual yellow belly look. It was interesting to see this individual raising its crest, most probably a display to let us know we were in his/her territory.

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