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Featured Species: Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

The Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum) is a very small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family common and widespread species of secondary forest and forest edge; it is distributed from southern Mexico to south to northeastern Argentina, but is absent from much of the Amazon Basin.

Common Tody-Flycatchers have glossy black forecrowns, slate gray hindcrowns, olive upperparts, black wings and bright yellow underparts; the iris usually is yellow, and with a long, flattened, straight black bill.



Common Tody-Flycatchers forage in dense vegetation close to the ground or in the open mid-level canopy of trees. It's usually seen in pairs, making rapid dashing sallies or hovering to pick small arthropods off the vegetation.






Featured family: Jacanas of Panama

Incidental bird photos from Chiriquí, Panama

Photos from Volcán, Chiriquí, Panama, Part 3 (Migrants are here)

Photos at Finca Ceriana Natural Reserve, Volcán Chiriquí, Panama, Part 2

Birds photos at Finca Ceriana Natural Reserve, Volcán Chiriquí, Panama, Part 1

Featured family: Stilts & Avocets of Panama (Recurvirostridae)