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Northern Royal Flycatcher

The Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus) is a species of passerine bird found in Mexico, south through most of Central America, to northwestern Colombia and far western Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.

The adult is 6.5 to 7 inches long with brown upperparts and small beige colored spots on its wing coverts. The rump and tail are yellow-brown to orange-yellow in color. The bill is long and broad. It has an fan-shaped crest that stands on end and is red in color in the male and yellow-orange in the female. The display of the crest being fully raised is rarely shown, except during banding sessions. It is a normally quiet bird, but will sometimes give sharp repeated pree-o or key-up calls.

Northern Royal Flycatcher


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