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Flycatchers - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Old Tuesday 17th September 2019, 21:33   #1
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Flycatchers - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Early April this year, on the western edge of Corcovado National Park.

I think the first one is Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, but the second one has no wing bars and a different shaped bill. The photos were taken within a few seconds of each other, but they are obviously not the same species.

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Old Tuesday 17th September 2019, 21:36   #2
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The second looks Mionectes - Ochre-bellied?
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Thanks, JWN.
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Probably Yellowish for the first, you can just make out the small patch of bare skin, behind the eye.
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Thanks, Andy. I had not thought of Yellowish, but now I’ve checked the field guide, that is definitely a possibility!
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Yellowish is a highland species and does not occur in the Osa Peninsula. The bill looks like a Tolmomyias to me.
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Yellowish is a highland species and does not occur in the Osa Peninsula. The bill looks like a Tolmomyias to me.
I did have concerns over the bill shape I must confess.
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I'd still want to exclude Yellow-bellied, as it looks like an empid to me.
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I've seen Yellow-bellieds in Costa Rica in many lowland areas such as Carara, La Selva, Osa, Cahuita...
Looks a good candidate to my eyes
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Bill shape/colour looks fine too
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I've just realised that my last post might be taken the wrong way! I meant that I still think that Yellow-bellied is the likely option, therefore I'd need an explanation as to why it isn't one, before looking elsewhere.
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