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ID Flycatchers - Southeast Peru - Amazon (1 Viewer)


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Here are two more photos of difficult flycatchers taken in southeast Peru in the Amazon (Los Amigos Biological Station, July 2015).

Photos are not great (very cropped images).

Photo 1 and 2 are the same bird (bird was fairly low, about 3-4 meters above the ground, would sally for insects but rather calm, not constantly flying around, and perched for about a minute, would typically not return to exactly the same perch, but land in the same area a bit higher, lower, further away, etc.).

Photo 3: bird was in midstorey to subcanopy in a regrowth area with dense understorey (bambo, vines, etc.) but the bird was typically in the higher trees about 10-15 metres above the ground.



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Photos 1 and 2 are not easy to make out given the angle of the bird, but I'd think perhaps something like Small-billed Elaenia.

Photo 3 is clearly a Myiarchus with a 'masked' appearance and pale mandible, so it's a Swainson's Flycatcher.

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