Data for:
Bahia, Brazil
List:
Passeriformes > Tyrannidae

Swainson's Flycatcher

Myiarchus swainsoni

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Identification

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Fairly large gray-brown flycatcher with a long hooked bill and a small crest. Lots of variation in plumage among subspecies, which vary in bill color and in how cold or warm-toned the brown is on the head and back. All subspecies have a pale breast, yellow belly, and a plain brown or dark tail. Found in a variety of woodland and forest edge habitats. Best distinguished from similar flycatchers by its song—“pe-tchew, pe-tchew, prrrr.”

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