upright stance; olive-brown back; yellow underparts (Panama; 2008-06-15)

Cattle Tyrant
Machetornis rixosa

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: this rather large flycatcher feeds mostly on the ground, sometimes among cattle (hence its name); a common species throughout most of its range; no sexual dimorphism.

rather long bill; usually feeds on the ground (Panama; 2008-06-15)

head slightly greyer than other upperparts (Brazil; 2007-11-18)

throat lighter than other underparts (Brazil; 2007-11-18)

dorsal view (Brazil; 2007-11-18)

does perch in trees in addition to foraging on ground (Brazil; 2007-11-18)

posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-18)