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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 Species: Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata)

Once more around the Pipeline Road (pt. 3) - Thinking outside the box

Featured subspecies: Ecuadorian Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata aequatorialis)

Featured Species: Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)