|Ochre-lored Flatbill (Tolmomyias flaviventris)
(aka Yellow-breasted Flatbill, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher)
The Ochre-lored Flycatcher is found in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins and in northern Colombia, Venezuela and down the east coast of Brazil to Rio de Janeiro. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It prefers várzea forest, light woodland and gallery woodland.
It is uniform yellowish-olive above with no grey on the crown and its wings are blackish with two conspicuous yellow wing-bars. Its most noticeable feature is the bright yellow below with some greyness on the breast and flanks. The bill is flat and dark above, pale below.
|Following a paper by J.M.Bates, T.A.Parker III, A.P.Caparella & T.J.Davis in Bull. B.O.C. 112:
90-91, 1992, Ridgely & Greenfield classify the 3 west-Amazonian
subspecies (viridiceps, subsimilis and zimmeri) as a separate species, Olive-faced Flatbill (Tolmomyias viridiceps). They also suggest
that the English name of the remaining subspecies, T.f. flaviventris, T.f. aurulentus, T.f. collingwoodi, and T.f. dissors, be changed
to Ochre-lored Flatbill. This is the classification now followed by the HBW and Birdlife
International checklist and other authorities.
The first photo was taken at Ilha São José, Roraima, Brazil so should be the sub-species T. f. dissors while the second photo of the nominate sub-species T. f. flaviventris was taken near Jeremoabo, Bahia.
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