[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Myiarchus tuberculifer | [UK] Dusky-capped Flycatcher | [FR] Tyran olivatre | [DE] Schwarzkappen-Schopftyrann | [ES] Copeton Capirotado | [IT] Pigliamosche capobruno | [NL] Donkerkaptiran
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Dusky-capped Flycatchers are brownish olive above and yellow below with a solid black bill, a light Grey breast and throat, reddish brown wings, and a brown tail. The sexes look identical. Dusky-capped Flycatchers look very similar to two other Myiarchus species found here, the Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) and the Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus), but Dusky-capped Flycatchers can be identified by their relatively smaller size, lack of light brown wing bars.
Listen to the sound of Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
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It breeds in forest and other woodland from southern Arizona, as well as the Chisos Mountains, Texas, south to northern Argentina and on Trinidad. It is resident in most of its range, but American breeders retreat to Mexico in winter.
Across the northernmost part of its range, Dusky-capped Flycatcher breeds in riparian, evergreen oak, and pine-oak woodlands. Aslo humid lowland forests and clearings.
Four or five white eggs, marked with brown, lavender, olive and gray, are laid in a tree cavity lined with weeds, feathers, grass, twigs, bark strips, hair, plant fibers, and leaves. Eggs are incubated for approximately 14 days by the female.
This species is insectivorous and catches its prey by flycatching amongst the middle branches of trees. Fruits such as from Gumbo-limbo (Bursera simaruba), and less frequently from Cymbopetalum mayanum (Annonaceae) are somtimes also eaten, particularly in winter
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 11,000,000 kmÂ². It has a large global population estimated to be 5,000,000?50,000,000 individuals (Rich et al. 2003). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Mailny resident with some local latitudinal movement in montane areas.