Medium-small Central and South American flycatcher that is superficially similar to North American Empidonax genus. Adult: Olive-greenish above, including head, back, wings and tail. When crest is raised, it exposes this species' white crown patch. Unlike any Empidonax, this species shows an indistinct off-white supercillium and supraloral, which contrasts with darker lores, creating a face pattern that is somewhat similar to that of a Bell's Vireo. Throat and breast are mostly off-white or grayish-white transitioning to a dull yellowish belly and undertail. Dusky olive-green wings show two buffy-white wingbars and whitish edging to secondaries. Short primary projection. Bill is fairly long, dark above, and the lower mandible is mostly orangish-yellow, with a dark tip. Dark legs. Long, greenish tail. Juvenile: No crown patch, buffier wingbars. Less of a crest.
Length: 14 (cm) Wingspan: 20 (cm)
Subtropical woodlands. May be found in shrubs or the forest canopy.
Often perched in plain view, though may be hidden well in dense trees or shrubs.
Diet consists of insects and berries.
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