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Southern Bentbill

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Photo by Stanley JonesSoberania National Park, Semaphore Hill Road below Canopy Tower, Panama, February 2011
Photo by Stanley Jones
Soberania National Park, Semaphore Hill Road below Canopy Tower, Panama, February 2011
Oncostoma olivaceum

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[edit] Identification

10 cm
A small flycatcher with a thin, downwards "bent" bill and pale eyes. It has pale yellow underside including throat.

[edit] Similar species

The bill shape is different from most species except Northern Bentbill which has grey throat and upper breast (and different voice).

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America: found in tropical central and eastern Panama and northern Colombia (east to Santa Marta region).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests, edges, second growth, below the canopy to low in understory.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Vocalizations

Song is a rolling thrill.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Angehr and Dean 2010, The birds of Panama - a field guide
  3. Neotropical birds online downloaded July 2018

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