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Dusky-capped Flycatcher

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Photo by Stanley Jones Silanche Bird Sanctuary near Mindo, Ecuador, December,  2007
Photo by Stanley Jones
Silanche Bird Sanctuary near Mindo, Ecuador, December, 2007
Myiarchus tuberculifer



A small Myiarchus with a bushy crest and a brownish-black crown contrasting with dull, dark olive upperparts, dull whitish edges to the wing coverts and a hint of rufous on the edge of the primaries. The tail is dark brown with no rufous edging.


Southern Arizona and southwestern corner of New Mexico; Mexico south to northern half of South America. Rare but regular vagrant to California. Accidental to casual vagrant in Nevada, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.


There are thirteen recognized subspecies: olivascens, tuberculifer, lawrenceii, querolous, platyrhynchus, manens, connectens, littoralis, atriceps, nigricapillus, brunneiceps, pallidus, and nigriceps.


Humid lowland forests and clearings.


The diet includes insects, and fruits are taken in the winter.

They nest in a tree cavity; 3 brown-marked buff eggs are laid. The young fledge after 13 days.



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