Sulphur-rumped myiobius

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Sulphur-rumped myiobius[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiobius
Species: M. sulphureipygius
Binomial name
Myiobius sulphureipygius
(Sclater, 1857)

The sulphur-rumped myiobius or sulphur-rumped flycatcher (Myiobius sulphureipygius) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

This flycatcher measures 12 cm (4.7 in). It has an olive-brown head and upper back, blackish wings and tail, and a tawny breast and sides. The face and eye ring are grey while the throat is whitish. The namesake rump patch is light yellow and extends to the mid-back. The belly is also yellow, as is a small crest.[3]

Often found near streams, the sulphur-rumped myiobius participates in mixed-species flocks that move through the lower levels of the forest.

This bird often displays its rump patch by fanning its tail and dropping its wings. Its call is a sharp psit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, F., Wright, M. & Donsker, D. (2009). IOC World Bird Names (version 2.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/ Accessed 30 August 2009
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myiobius sulphureipygius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7. 

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