Another new species for the bird list: Todd's Sirystes.
The first time that I noticed this new fellow was on August 24, 2016 near the lodge in the mope tree. Several days later it was again spotted in the trees near the Inspiration Point and the Panorama Suites. At first glance it looks like a flycatcher as I spotted this one sallying between the branches. But after a good look I noticed that this was one I haven't seen before, the Todd's Sirystes (Sirystes sibilator/subcanescens).
In these pictures you can clearly see that it raises its crest. Noticeable are also the white rump, grey back and that the tail and wings are brownish black. They have a similar length like the flycatchers (18 - 19 cm).
Just like the flycatchers they also live from insects and berries. This one was spotted alone but they are known to travel in pairs.
As it has no eyecatching colors it is easy to not pay attention to this bird.
This one wasn't a shy one either as it was willing to pose in front of the camera. The Todd's Sirystes is also called Sibilant or White-rumped Sirystes.
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