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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.

Birds photos from Darien, Panama (pt. 3 - Harpy Eagles and a series of unexpected events)

Birds photos from Darien, Panama (pt. 2 - Cerro Pirre)

Birds photos from Darien, Panama (pt. 1 - Bicolored Wren)

Panama highlands, flowers and insects