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Yellow-throated Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Francisco Paludo
Presidente Figueiredo, AM, Brazil, July 2017
Conopias parvus

Identification

16·5 cm (6½ in)

  • Black crown
  • Yellow coronal patch (generally concealed)
  • White supercilium which extends round the back of the neck
  • Yellow underparts including throat

Similar species

Its nearest relative, White-ringed Flycatcher differs in having white throat (no overlap in range)

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil; only found east of the Andes.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1] and has, in the past, been considered conspecific with White-ringed Flycatcher.
The scientific name has been spelled parva.

Habitat

Humid and wet forests; tall secondary growth. Generally seen in the canopy or forest borders.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, with the addition of some fruit occasionally. They forage singly, in pairs and also in mixed species flocks.

Breeding

The information about the nest is rather sparse, but apparently it is cup-shaped and placed at some height in a natural tree hole.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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