CLOSED: Seen in northern Brazil

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Hoping someone from the worldwide membership at DG can help with this I.D. I took this photo a few weeks ago in a tree near Santarem (on the Amazon) in Brazil. I've searched the web, but am still flummoxed! If anyone can I.D. or point me in a good search direction to narrow it down, I'd really appreciate it!
Thanks in advance! And - this is the only photo I got, so no view of the back.

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Very similar to out Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

This message was edited Feb 5, 2012 11:57 AM

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Donna, thanks so much for your quick assist! I checked your link, and was certain you had the Flycatcher ID correct, but the only question was the distinctive dark cap on the bird in my photo, vs the all gray head of the S-t Flycatcher and the notes that the S-t rarely is seen south of Panama.. Did some searching with your bird as a starting point and I believe this one's a relative or yours, the Fork-Tailed Flycatcher (tyrannus savana) which is native to S.A.

Thanks SO much for pointing me to him! :)

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ditto to Fork-tailed Flycatcher


Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Thanks so much to both of you! :)

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