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Yellow-margined flycatcher - closeup, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127829/yellow-margined_flycatcher_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html" title="Yellow-margined flycatcher, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/127829_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1645660810&Signature=zXwjvyaRRlZ%2F3yKzOzbv8KiZyEM%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Yellow-margined flycatcher, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127828/choc_tyrannulet_-_closeup_ecuador.html Choc&oacute; Tyrannulet,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,Tolmomyias assimilis,World,Yellow-margined flycatcher" /></a></figure> Choco tyrannulet,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,Tolmomyias assimilis,World,Yellow-margined flycatcher Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 12 days ago
  2. In full song. Got the eye well Posted 12 days ago, modified 12 days ago
    1. Thanks, although it's a pretty deep crop. Posted 12 days ago
  3. Nice one Ferdy!! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thanks, David! Posted 12 days ago
  4. Actually, I had a look at the ebird page for Chocó Tyrannulet, and I don't think this is it either. The tyrannulet should be off-white below, and dull greyish-green above (including the cap), with a brighter yellow eyebrow and a tiny stubby bill. My money for this is on Tolmomyias (the second worst flycatcher genus in my opinion, after Myiarchus), specifically Yellow-margined Flycatcher. Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thanks again! I must say I'm surprised by this correction, as the photo is fairly detailed and our guide seemed certain. Then again, it's based on a small screen at the back of a camera, and flycatcher are so difficult. Posted 12 days ago
      1. Hah talk about an understatement about those bloody flycatchers!

        Still, have a look at these photos of the Choco tyrannulet
        https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=chotyr1&mediaType=p&sort=rating_rank_desc&hotspotCode=L1396974&q=Choco%20Tyrannulet%20-%20Zimmerius%20albigularis

        and these of the yellow-margined flycatcher, all of these specifically taken at Silanche
        https://ebird.org/media/catalog?hotspotCode=L1396974&date.yearRange=YALL&taxonCode=yemfly1&mediaType=Photo&sort=rating_rank_desc

        To me, your bird looks much more like the second one.
        Posted 12 days ago
        1. I would propose to just group all flycatchers under a single species and call it "flycatcher complex":
          Appearance: variable.
          Breeds: yes.
          Eats: food.

          No need to further convince me, your challenge was solid. Thanks for putting in the effort.
          Posted 12 days ago
          1. Ahahaha I love it! It would make field guides smaller too! Posted 11 days ago

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The yellow-margined flatbill or yellow-margined flycatcher is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in humid forest in southern Central America, and the Chocó and Amazon in South America.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2022. Captured Nov 8, 2021 08:39 in 4VV5+XF Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO64
  • 400mm