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Includes Olive-faced Flatbill and Ochre-lored Flatbill
12.7 cm. Olive green head and upperparts, darker, yellow-edged, wing and tail, two yellow wing bars, golden yellow throat, breast and eye-ring, ochreous lores, dull yellow abdomen, bill is flattened laterally, and is black above and white below. Sexes are similar.
Birds from the far south of the range are smaller and sometimes split as the Olive-faced Flatbill, T. viridiceps.
Upper levels of forests, secondary growth and the edges of mangrove swamps.
It builds a bottle shaped nest from plant material which is suspended from a branch. 2-3 creamy white eggs, marked with violet at the larger end, are laid. The eggs are incubated by the female for 17 days.
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