adult; no sexual dimorphism (Panama; 2008-06-01)

Tropical kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: very similar in appearance to other yellow-bellied Tyrannus flycatchers such as Western Kingbird, Cassin's Kingbird, and Couch's Kingbird; a common and visible species in tropical realms of the Americas.

bright yellow belly; gray throat; olive upper breast (Panama; 2008-05-27)

slightly notched tail; wide flycatcher bill (Panama; 2008-05-27)

gray crown, nape, and face; brown back (Panama; 2008-05-27)

olive-yellow upper breast (Costa Rica; 2008-11-07)

posing for a picture (Panama; 2008-06-01)