Northern royal flycatcher
|Northern royal flycatcher|
|A male displaying the crest.|
|Subspecies:||O. c. mexicanus|
|Onychorhynchus coronatus mexicanus
The northern royal flycatcher is 16.5–18 cm (6½-7") long, brown above small buffy spots on its wing-coverts; the rump and tail are tawny-ochraceous in colour. The bill is long and broad.
The northern royal flycatcher has an erectile fan-shaped crest, coloured red in the male and yellow-orange in the female. The display with the crest fully raised is seen extremely rarely, except during banding sessions.
- Robert S. Ridgely and John A. Gwynne, Jr., Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras, Princeton University Press, 1999
- BirdLife International 2004. Onychorhynchus mexicanus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
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