Royal Flycatcher, Onychorhynchus coronatus

The Royal Flycatchers, Onychorhynchus coronatus, occur naturally in the Amazon Basin and on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and the Pacific coast of Ecuador. The sub-species, O. c. swainsoni, are found in southeastern Brazil.

They inhabit forest and woodland areas, typically remaining in the lower growth.

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Physical description

The Royal Flycatcher measures between 16.5 – 18 cm (6½-7″) in length. The plumage is brown above with small buffy spots on the wing-coverts (feathers). This flycatcher has an erectile fan-shaped crest, which is red in the male and yellow-orange in the female.

Royal Flycatcher

The rump and tail are dull yellowish-brown – ochre in color. The broad bill is long.

Calls / Vocalizations

The Royal Flycatcher is mostly quiet, but may at times emit repeated sharp clear pree-o or key-up sounds

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