SCIENTIFIC NAME: Myiozetetes Similis
Adults have a dark gray head with a strong white eyestripe and a usually concealed orange to vermilion crown stripe. The upperparts are olive-brown, and the wings and tail are brown with only faint rufous fringes. The underparts are yellow and the throat is white.
Juveniles have a paler eye mask, reduced crown stripe, and have chestnut fringes to the wing and tail feathers.
BILL: black and decurved.
SIZE: measures about 6.3 - 7.1 inches in length, with a wingspan of 9.75 inches.
WEIGHT: weighs about 24 - 27 grams.
COLOR: gray, white, orange, vermillion, olive-brown, rufous, and yellow.
Insects, fruits, and berries; occasionally feed on small vertebrates such as small frogs and tadpoles.
Plantations, pasture with some trees, and open woodland.
Northwestern Mexico south to northeastern Peru, southern Brazil and northwestern Argentina.
CALL: A sharp “peeurrr”.
SONG: Dawn song is a “chips-k’-cheery”.
NEST: The female builds a large dome of grasses, twigs, and often, man-made material such as bits of plastic or other debris.
EGGS: 2 - 4 eggs brown- or lilac-blotched cream or white eggs.
They forage by observing from a perch and flying out to capture insects, including hovering and gleaning insects from foliage.
They are a social species and can often be found foraging in large groups, particularly when feeding on fruits and berries.