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  Galapagos Flycatcher on Floreana
by MalenaN

The Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) is also called Large-billed Flycatcher. It can be seen on most islands, but not on the northern islands of Genovesa, Darwin and Wolf. The Galapagos Flycatcher is a common bird in the dry forests and shrub lands of the lowlands. It often come close to humans.

It is a cute little bird, about 16cm long. The head and upper part has a light brown, greyish colour, while the breast, throat and chin are grey. The belly has got a pale yellow colour. It actually looks very similar to the female Vermilion Flycatcher, but it is paler. The Galapagos Flycatcher has got a black and quite thick bill and feeds mostly on different insects.

The Galapagos Flycatcher in the photo was tripping around by the path near the Post Office on Floreana.

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  • Updated Nov 19, 2011
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