30 December, 2009

Yucatan Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Myiarchus Yucatanensis

Population Estimate: 20K to 50K

Range / Habitat: It is found in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Field Notes: An endemic flycatcher of the Yucatan. This bird can be distinguished from Ducky-capped Flycatcher by white wingbars, lighter head and pale grey lores, and pale eyering.Like many Myiarchus flycatchers, identification is most reliably based on voice, though visual identification is not impossible. Three subspecies are generally recognized, of which the most widespread geographically, the nominate, is strikingly rufous-crowned, making it comparatively easily identified.

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