23 May, 2011

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Todirostrum cinereum

Population Estimate: 5M - 50M

Range / Habitat: Common in gardens, shady plantations, second growth and the edges and clearings of forest at a variety of elevations, although it avoids the dense interior of mature woodland and also arid areas. Found in southern Mexico to northwestern Peru, eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil.
Field Notes: Small black and yellow flycatcher with short tail, frequently held upright. Yellow eyes set in black head, which differentiates it from other tody-flycatchers. Black back though wings edged in yellow. Yellow underparts.

Personal Notes: Seen at Carara National Park, Costa Rica

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