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Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)


Barry Kent MacKay painting Flycatcher
(Artwork - 068)
Streaked Flycatcher
(Myiodynastes maculatus)

The Streaked Flycatcher is found from southern Mexico south to Argentina.  Birds in the northern and southern ends of this huge range are migratory, however, the more tropical populations are not migratory (although in some instances there might be a little altitudinal migration).  There are several distinct subspecies and some debate that at least one may be a separate species.

They are medium-large members of the family Tyrannidae, the Tyrant Flycatchers, weighing about 44 grams.    Tyrant Flycatchers are found only in the western hemisphere.

The Streaked Flycatcher eats large, flying insects, such as cicadas, often flying out from exposed perches in typical Tyrant Flycatcher fashion.  But they’ll eat smaller insects, some fruit and small lizards, as well.

This painting was done life-size in gouache watercolours on paper, and is one of a series of such vignettes I have been commissioned to do for a guide to the birds of Nicaragua.  The subspecies found there is M. m. insolens.

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