An easily overlooked bird: the White-lored Tyrannulet.
Just like the Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet, the White-lored Tyrannulet (Ornithion inerme) is a small flycatcher. Even though the White-lored Tyrannulet is a common resident of Kabalebo, it is also at the same time one that is easily overlooked.
The day that I spotted the White-lored Tyrannulet was when I was changing the hummingbird feeders in this particular tree. At first I thought that it was once again the Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet, also known as mr Free Beers. But after a closer inspection I noticed some tiny differences between these tyrannulets.
First of all the White-lored Tyrannulet has 2 rows of white spots on its wings. It is also a bit smaller, in comparison with the Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (8.5 cm long)
Second to notice is the visible white line (long white eyebrow) from lores over eyes and also below its eyes. Giving it a spectacled look too.
The White-lored Tyrannulet feels at home between the dense vegetation of the canopy. It is also a restless small bird, staying seldom still on one spot. More over because they are searching for some insects hidden between the leaves.
They say that White-lored Tyrannulets are found by their call. A small bird which can easily go undetected until it starts to call. I guess that I was quite lucky that day as it was visible on a lower level.
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