CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 14)
June 14, 2010
CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 14) Dusky-Capped Flycatchers (Myiarchus tuberculifer) are a passerine (or perching) bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. They breed in forests and other woodlands, from southern Arizona south to northern Argentina and on Trinidad. Their nest is built in a tree cavity and they normally lay three brown-marked buff eggs. Adults are 18 centimeters long and weigh 19.4 grams. Coloring -- similar in both sexes -- includes brown upperparts with a blackish head and short crest. The breast is grey and the belly is bright yellow. The brown tail feathers and wings have paler outer webs. Young birds have rufous edgings to their wings and tail. Their call is a sorrowful, whistled "peeur" or "wheeeeeu." This image was taken as part of research centered at CEIBA Biological Center, Inc. in Guyana, by Dr. Godfrey Bourne of the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Dr. Bourne is currently program director of the Behavioral Systems Cluster, Division of Integrative Organismal Biology at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bourne is personally involved in administrating CEIBA Biological Center Inc., as a nonprofit research, education and conservation field station in Guyana. Research opportunities for postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students are available in Guyana on a diversity of organisms. This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. [One of several related images. See Next Image.] (Date of Image: 2004-2006)
Topics: Health Medical Pharma, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus, Venezuelan Flycatcher, Environment, Guyana, CEIBA Biological Center Inc.