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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 21:25   #1
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Flycatcher, Costa Rica

I would be grateful for an id of this flycatcher. It was taken at monteverde clould forest in Costa Rica. I initially thought it was a Nuttings but then noticed the lack of wing bars. Seems too light for a dusky capped but I may be wrong.

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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 21:40   #2
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I believe this is a Myiarchus, even though the photo looks very yellow...

Dusky-capped Flycatcher would be my pick.

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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 21:47   #3
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Thanks Carlos

The photo was taken with early morning sun shining directly onto the bird. I have not altered the photo at all apart from resizing.
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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 21:51   #4
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The rufous/cinamon rump did lead me to think Nutting's but should there be more distinct wing bars
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Hi Marc,

Nutting's would also not be found in cloud forest, being a bird of more open thorn forest closer to sea level.

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Old Monday 28th November 2011, 12:17   #6
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Agree it's a Dusky-capped. Nutting's is rarely found in the lower parts of the Monteverde area (Finca ecológica, Bajo del Tigre, Valle de San Luis etc), not in the cloud forest reserves.
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Dusky-capped for me too. In addition to habitat, no wing bars (as you mentioned), "saturated" appearance, and rather dainty, mostly dark bill point to this species.
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