Atlantic royal flycatcher

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Atlantic royal flycatcher
Onychorhynchus swainsoni - Atlantic Royal Flycatcher 02.jpg
At Tapiraí, São Paulo state, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Onychorhynchus
Species: O. coronatus
Subspecies: O. c. swainsoni
Trinomial name
Onychorhynchus coronatus swainsoni
(Pelzeln,1858)
Synonyms

Onychorhynchus swainsoni

The Atlantic royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus swainsoni) is a bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is often considered a subspecies of Onychorhynchus coronatus.

Displaying partially opened crest at Tapiraí, São Paulo state, Brazil

Measuring 16–16.5 cm (6.3–6.5 in), this large-billed flycatcher has a spectacular, but rarely seen, crest. It has largely uniform dull brown upperparts with pale, bright cinnamon rump and tail, a whitish throat, unmarked ochraceous buff underparts. The crest is usually left flat, giving a hammerhead shape to head. When raised, the crest displays a remarkable combination of scarlet, black and blue (yellow replaces red in the female).[2]

The Atlantic royal flycatcher is endemic to Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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