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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Empidonax flaviventris


It is a migratory bird that nests in North America and winter in Central America. It does not have recognized subspecies. The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher winters in semi-open habitats of Central America, including coffee plantations. Shade-grown coffee plantations have higher densities of Yellow-bellied Flycatchers than sun-grown coffee plantations. The oldest recorded Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was a female, and at least 5 years, 2 months old, when she was recaught and rereleased during banding operations in New York.


Its distribution area includes Canada, the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and others country.


Food: Insects and arthropods. Occasionally takes fruit.

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