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Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis

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The Social Flycatcher is a widespread and familiar member of the avifauna throughout much of the Neotropics.  It can be quite common near water in forest and edge habitats ranging from northern Argentina north to Mexico.  Similar to other stocky yellow, black and white flycatchers, Social Flycatcher is medium sized with brown upperparts and tail, a short, decurved bill, bold black and white striped head, and yellow underparts that run from the white throat to the undertail coverts.  The species is easily detected, sits out in the open and gives loud, harsh and sometimes chattering calls.

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Song (Vermilion-crowned)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/socfly1