|Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis|
The Social Flycatcher is a common bird found in a variety of habitats from forests to gardens and is to be found in the tropics from Mexico to south east Brazil.
|The generic name of Myiozetetes comes from the Greek "muia" meaning "fly" and "zetetes" meaning "searcher".
The bird in the 3rd photo has a brood patch on its lower breast.
There are recordings at xeno-canto.
|The nest is a rather large, untidy dome structure with a side entrance and often incorporating bits of paper and plastic. It is usually in a conspicuous position at least 2 metres off the ground and often in the fork of a tree. Photo 5 shows a typical nest.|