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Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Known as the Amazonian, or Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus, Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher
Among Royal Flycatcher birds most known – four species. In particular, Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) and Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus). Also, Pacific Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) occidentalis), and Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus swainsoni). Noteworthy, the striking, colorful crest in Royal Flycatcher plays an important role in reproduction and courtship. The male displays its crest first. Next, both birds keep their crests spread and quivering, eliciting fan-like movements for a while, but without any head or neck movement, just their crests.

Royal-Flycatcher

Threatened by habitat loss, Royal-Flycatcher. photo credit onetreeinabillion.com

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is a passerine bird of the tyrant flycatcher family, found in forest and woodland. Particularly, throughout most of the Amazon basin in northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Also, Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern and western Brazil. Easily overlooked and typically found in low densities, but overall it remains widespread and common. The Atlantic Royal Flycatcher is endemic to Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil.

Meanwhile, the Northern Royal Flycatcher’s natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Pacific Royal Flycatcher inhabits relatively dry forest and woodland in western Ecuador and far north-western Peru.

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher