|Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus
Brazilian name: cabeçudo
|Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
The Sepia-capped Flycatcher is distributed from southern Mexico through Central America and into South America east of the Andes as far south as northern Argentina but it is missing from the centre of the Amazon Basin.
It is found at fairly low levels in woodland and forest where it perches upright before flying upwards to glean its insect prey from the foliage. It regularly flicks one wing up over its back while perched.
It is olive above with two tawny-buff wing-bars. The crown is brown and there is a distinctive dusky patch on the ear-coverts. Below it has a whitish throat, a pale olive breast and a pale yellow belly.
|Its song is a squeaky trill either explosive or soft and descending as you can hear on xeno-canto.|