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Rusty-margined Flycatcher

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Photo by erikatUitvlucht (Paramaribo), Suriname, June 2007
Photo by erikat
Uitvlucht (Paramaribo), Suriname, June 2007
Myiozetetes cayanensis


[edit] Identification

  • Broad white supercilium
  • Short stubby bill
  • Yellow underparts
  • White throat
  • Rufous margins on the wing feathers
  • Brown back

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America: found in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

Four subspecies are recognized:

  • M.c. hellmayri:
  • M.c. rufipennis:
  • Eastern Colombia to northern Venezuela and eastern Ecuador
  • M.c. cayanensis:
  • M.c. erythropterus:
  • South-East Brazil (eastern Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro)

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests.

[edit] Behaviour

Catches insects by sallying out from perches, often over water or into open areas.

[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. Arthur Grosset

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