Yucatan flycatcher

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Yucatan flycatcher
Myiarchus yucatanensis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: M. yucatanensis
Binomial name
Myiarchus yucatanensis
Lawrence, 1871
Yucatan Flycatcher (7007564053).jpg

The Yucatan flycatcher (Myiarchus yucatanensis) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae.

It is endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the northern bordering parts of Belize and Guatemala.

It is a typical Myiarchus flycatcher; partially crested with a brown to gray back and head, a rufous tail and yellow to pale underparts. It is closely related to and similar in appearance to the dusky-capped flycatcher (M. tuberculifer), brown-crested flycatcher (M. tyrannulus) and the great crested flycatcher (M. crinitus). These species are best distinguished by voice.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and heavily degraded former forest.


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