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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, YAXCHILAN MAYAN RUINS,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/10/2018

      We can ID this flycatcher as a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher as follows:

  • Small size
  • Strong white eyering 
  • Two whitish wingbars strongly contrast with black wings
  • Greenish chest and pale-yellow belly.  It should be noted that wintering birds, such as this one, do not have as much yellow as breeding ones
  • Upper mandible of bill is dark, while lower mandible is pinkish
  • Wings and tail which are darker than rest of upperparts, which are greenish
      The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 833.