Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox)
Short-crested Flycatcher, Guajará-Mirim, Rondônia, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image Brazil

The Short-crested Flycatcher is distributed throughout most of tropical South America east of the Andes and into the sub-tropics in Paraguay and northern Argentina. Like most Myiarchus flycatchers it is found mainly on edges and borders of forest and woodland.

Short-crested Flycatcher, Guajará-Mirim, Rondônia, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image It is similar to other members of its genus but look for the all black bill, the two dull grey wing-bars and the pale grey edging to the wing feathers. The bird in photo 4 showing rufous edging to the tail feathers is in fresh plumage.

The voice is distinctive.

Short-crested Flycatcher, Joanes, Isla de Marajó, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image

There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 43.

Short-crested Flycatcher, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image
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