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Swainson's Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Oregonian
Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2004
Myiarchus swainsoni


Olive-brown above, white wing-bars,white to pale grey throat and breast, pale yellow belly, dark iris. Bill variable according to race: northern birds with black upper mandible and pale brown lower, southern birds pinkish to orange lower mandible while the upper mandible is brownish.


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


Four subspecies are recognized.[1]


Forests to clearings and edges, including both humid and drier areas in different parts of the range.


Southern populations are migratory, moving north in Austral winter.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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