Thrushlike Schiffornis

I his plain-looking bird lives in rain forests, feeding on insects and fruit. It is very furtive in short, its behavior and hides in the stubby bill undergrowth but has a loud, whistling song by which it can be identified.

• NliST a bulky, open cup nest made of plant materials, usually placed on the stub of a broken branch or in a tree fork.

• DISTRIBUTION Central America, N.W. South America, and E. Brazil.

• REMARK Probably more closely related to the tyrant flycatchers than to the manakin family.

large eye distribution low-key plumage for camouflage

Species Machacroptervs rrgulus Len«th 3'/j in (9 cm)

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