Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua) Botanical Gardens, Georgetown (Photo by Kester Clarke/www.kesterclarke.net)

The Boat-billed Flycatcher  (Megarynchus  pitangua) breeds in open woodland with some tall trees from  Mexico south to Bolivia and Argentina, and through to Trinidad.

Adult Boat-billed Flycatchers have black heads with a strong white eyestripe and a concealed yellow crown stripe. The upperparts are olive-brown, and the wings and tail are brown with only faint rufous fringes. The underparts are yellow, and the throat is white.

Boat-billed Flycatchers wait on a concealed perch high in a tree and sally out to catch insects in flight. They will also take invertebrates off the foliage and eat some berries.

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