Brown-crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tryannulus)
Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tryannulus)
Brown-crested Flycatcher

Order : Passeriformes
Also known as Passerine’s or perching bird’s. Any member of the largest avian order which includes more than 5,700 species, more than half of all living birds. Passerine’s are true perching birds with four toed feet, three toes facing forward and one larger toe facing backwards.

Family : Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Any of about 429 species of Passerines which occur throughout North and South America but are mainly tropical in distribution. Most are insectivorous, often taking their prey in flight, but certain species feed mainly on berries or fruit. Most are fairly plain and none have the complex vocal capabilities of the song birds.

Name : Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tryannulus)
Length : 18cm ( 7¼ in )

The brown-crested flycatcher is fairly similar to two or three other flycatchers all of whom have some degree of yellow on the underparts, patterned brown upperparts and a brown crest, all of similar size. The brown-created flycatcher breeds around January and February in Tobago, the nest is normally situated in bamboo stumps or a hole in the tree being made of a combination of grass, roots, moss and bark. It is a bird of open countryside and forest edges, often seen on an open perch from where it will launch itself, taking flying insects on the wing. It’s diet may also include berries and seeds.

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