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Golden-bellied Flycatcher

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Photo by Birdingcraft  Tapanti National Park near Orosi, Costa Rica, November 2009
Photo by Birdingcraft
Tapanti National Park near Orosi, Costa Rica, November 2009
Myiodynastes hemichrysus


[edit] Identification

Length 18–20 cm
A large flycatcher with bright yellow underparts, most easily distinguished from other similar flycatchers by the dark lateral throat stripe.

[edit] Similar Species

Boat-billed Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, White-ringed Flycatcher, Social Flycatcher, Gray-capped Flycatcher.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Costa Rica and western Panama (east to Veraguas). Found at middle levels of central cordilleran mountains between 800 and 2300m.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

[edit] Habitat

Middle elevation wet forest, particularly near water courses.

[edit] Behaviour

Usually seen in pairs or small family groups.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of fruit and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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