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Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Interesting facts:

Their habitat is montane cloud forest from Southern Mexico to western Panama. The male has a helmet-like crest. Depending on the light its feathers can shine in a variant of colors from green-gold to blue-violet. In breeding males, tail coverts are longer than the rest of the body. It is classified as near threatened due to habitat loss.

Featured Species: Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

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-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

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-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

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.

Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)



Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

Like other species of tody-tyrant, the Common Tody-Flycatcher builds a hanging pouch shaped nest 1 to 5 m off the ground made out of plant material and bound with spiderweb.

Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)

It is a very common inhabitant in gardens, shady plantations, second growth and the edges and clearings of forest, although it avoids the dense interior of mature woodland and also arid areas. It often wags its tail as it moves sideways along branches.

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