Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Sublegatus (2 species, 3 worldwide)

Northern Scrub Flycatcher
Northern Scrub Flycatcher (Sublegatus arenarum atrirostris)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  

Note bright yellow only on the belly. Throat and wingbars mostly white, and not yellow like many similar species (Forest Elaenia, Yellow-olive Flycatcher). Head and back same color. Tail tip may be white. Bill usually black, but immatures may have flesh-colored lower mandible. Often seen at eye-level.

Amazonian Scrub Flycatcher
Amazonian Scrub Flycatcher (Sublegatus obscurior)
Pte. Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil  
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

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