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Rusty-Margined Flycatcher

Myiozetetes cayanensis


The Great Kiskadee, is a passerine bird. It is a large tyrant flycatcher. Is a common, noisy and conspicuous bird. It is almost omnivorous, and hunts like a shrike or flycatcher, waiting on an open perch high in a tree to sally out to catch insects in flight, or to pounce upon rodents and similar small vertebrates. It will also take prey and some fruit from vegetation by gleaning and jumping for it or ripping it off in mid-hover, and occasionally dives for fish or tadpoles in shallow water, making it one of the few fishing passerines.


It breeds in open woodland with some tall trees, including cultivation and around human habitation, from the Lower Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas and northern Mexico south to Uruguay, Paraguay and central Argentina

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Rusty-Margined Flycatcher
Myiozetetes cayanensis

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Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

It's actually a rusty-margined flycatcher, they are practically equal than the Kiskadee, but you can differentiate it by they size and the number of white stripes on it's crown.

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Good picture!

Rocha, Uruguay

Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

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