|Southern Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes solitarius
(aka Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus)
The Southern Streaked Flycatcher is found from the Amazon and Orinoco Basins south to northern Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is quite distinctive and is relatively large at around 20 cms. It has a white supercilium above a broad blackish line through the eye with another whitish line through the cheek and
a dark malar stripe. The bill is black with pink at the base of the lower mandible. Its tail
is mainly rufous and the underparts are white to pale yellow with heavy dark streaks on the breast and flanks.
It prefers secondary woodland and forest borders while in Amazonia it is mainly found in várzea forest and on river islands such as Marchantaria.
|Normally lumped with Northern Streaked Flycatcher M. maculatus it has been split by the HBW and Birdlife International checklist on the basis that Southern Streaked Flycatcher has less ochre on the wings and tail, broader and deeper streaking above and below and differences in vocalisations.|
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