Meet a common but fast moving bird: the Ochre-bellied Flycatcher.
The first time that I spotted the Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes olegineus) was on July 14, 2014 via my binocular. Most recently this small fellow was spotted near the Main Lodge of Kabalebo. Most of the time in trees or dense branches.
When I took these pictures I was actually 'hunting' for the Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet often known as Free Beers. This Ochre-bellied Flycatcher was nearby, continuously moving from one branch to another. It looked like a simple looking bird but a closer look you can see a bit of 'burnt' orange in his uniform.
With a length of 13 cm it surely stayed under the radar especially if you don't pay much attention to small 'dull' looking birds. The past few days I kept seeing this small bird in the neighborhood, most of the time alone but from time to time the Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet or other seedeaters were around.
It is known that the Ochre-bellied Flycatcher is a bird that lives at the forest edge, not inside and on different dense covered trees out in the open. I have seen it eating small insects, collected from the leaves and little berries too.
Besides having a 'burnt' orange uniform, the Ochre-bellied Flycatcher has 2 wing bars visible from its side. A small jumpy energetic bird, one that makes sure you should patiently wait for his arrival.
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