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Myiarchus Flycatchers - Costa Rica (1 Viewer)

kahraba

Quentin
France
I believe all these were taken in Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, northwestern Costa Rica, late february 2016.
Are they all Nutting's Flycatchers ?
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Daan van der hoeven

Active member
Seem to be not quite the same to me, however i could be wrong.
Maybe because they all have different amounts off pink in the bill, where nutting's almost has none.
 

THE_FERN

Well-known member
I guess they probably all are Nutting's but not sure how you can be certain without voice. Ebird suggests ash-throated doesn't occur there so the question is whether any of these are brown-crested

In all photos the wings don't show massive contrast between the rufous and white edging which is consistent with Nutting's but overlaps with other species AFAIK. We can also see rounded head and no clear distinction of cap from cheek in some photos which is again in favour of Nutting's
 

kahraba

Quentin
France
Thank you all for the replies, I will keep them as Nutting's, then. Ash-throated is not in my field guide, so I simply did not consider it. I saw others with a warmer brown crest and an all-black bill in the same region, which were certainly Brown-crested, a few rather distinct-looking Dusky-capped too.
If I ever visit Costa Rica again, I will use my ears more !
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I guess they probably all are Nutting's but not sure how you can be certain without voice. Ebird suggests ash-throated doesn't occur there so the question is whether any of these are brown-crested

In all photos the wings don't show massive contrast between the rufous and white edging which is consistent with Nutting's but overlaps with other species AFAIK. We can also see rounded head and no clear distinction of cap from cheek in some photos which is again in favour of Nutting's
I think that the buffy, rather than white wing bars, should rule out Brown-crested?
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Sorry Kahraba, hope you don't mind but I think we've established that your ID's are probably OK so I'm going to add one of my own for comments.

I won't say what I think it is so as not to influence the outcome, the only clue I will give is that it was in coastal, mangroves in the South.
 

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KenM

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Be careful Andy!...the mods might feel obliged to move this to the quiz section if people complain.😮
 

kahraba

Quentin
France
Plain gray head, virtually no rufous on wings or tail, correct habitat and range... I think I can guess and I share your ID, Andy.
 

THE_FERN

Well-known member
I think that the buffy, rather than white wing bars, should rule out Brown-crested?
Don't think it does. There's overlap AFAIK

So ID of Nutting's remains balance of probability rather than proven for me (brown-crested does appear at this site according to ebird).
 

THE_FERN

Well-known member
Sorry Kahraba, hope you don't mind but I think we've established that your ID's are probably OK so I'm going to add one of my own for comments.

I won't say what I think it is so as not to influence the outcome, the only clue I will give is that it was in coastal, mangroves in the South.
Yes Panama flycatcher
 

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