Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox

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The Short-crested Flycatcher is a resident of clearings, river-edge forest and cerrado across the Amazon Basin from Venezuela to Argentina.  The Short-crested flycatcher is a large and dark tailed Myiarchus that is smoky brown above, has a grey breast and throat and a yellow abdomen, undertail and underwing coverts.  The Short-crested Flycatcher is most often encountered singly or in pairs perched 4 to 7m in vegetation along forest edges.  These flycatchers feed mainly on insects which they catch with quick upward sallies and strikes from a perched position.

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Recommended Citation

Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/shcfly1