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Cliff Flycatcher  (Hirundinea ferruginea) Loreto Rd, Ecuador | by avicentric
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Cliff Flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) Loreto Rd, Ecuador

A reliable spot to see this odd tyrannid, along the famous Loreto Road.

 

The cliff flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. The cliff flycatcher is the only species in the genus Hirundinea after the swallow flycatcher was merged herein as subspecies Hirundinea ferruginea bellicosa.

 

It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, The Guianas of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

 

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Taken on August 21, 2013