Golden-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes hemichrysus
(aka Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus )

Colombian name: Atrapamoscas Lagartero
Golden-crowned Flycatcher, OtĂșn-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Colombia
April 2012

The Golden-bellied Flycatcher is distributed from Panama into northern Venezuela and south along the Andes to Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. Some authorities include this sub-species M. h. minor as a sub-species of Golden-crowned Flycatcher M. chrysocephalus but the HBW and Birdlife International checklist includes it with Golden-bellied Flycatcher mainly on the basis of vocalisations. It is found in the borders of forest and woodlands mostly between 1,000 and 2,000 metres.

Golden-crowned Flycatcher, OtĂșn-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image It is similar to the lowland Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus but has a malar stripe and clouding across the breast.

Its voice has been compared to squeezing a rubber bath duck.

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