We all know that this world is so large and we know about only a few things. There are a lot of things to get discovered. The animal kingdom is so large and only a few percentages are recognized and added to the scientific book. In South America, a new species of bird (Flatbill Flycatcher) has been discovered.

Discovery of Flatbill Flycatcher

A team of ornithologists from Brazil and Finland has discovered the new bird species in the Amazonian lowlands. the name of this bird is Flatbill Flycatcher. This bird belongs to the genus Rhynchocyclus in the exclusively New World family Tyrannidae.

About Flatbill Flycatcher

Flatbill Flycatcher bird is genus Rhynchocyclus in the exclusively New World family Tyrannidae. Genus Rhynchocyclus have four already known birds (1) the olivaceous flatbill (Rhynchocyclus olivaceus), (2)the eye-ringed flatbill (Rhynchocyclus brevirostris), (3)the Pacific flatbill (Rhynchocyclus pacificus), and (4)the fulvous-breasted flatbill (Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus) and Flatbill Flycatcher is fifth member or bird of Genus Rhynchocyclus. These four birds species are spread from southern Mexico to northeastern Bolivia, eastern Venezuela, and Brazil.

The species Rhynchocyclus olivaceus has nine subspecies and all birds are mostly similar to each other.

Flatbill Flycatcher is small olive green and browny color body. A white spot is found around the eyes and the beak and foot are black-colored. The lower body or abdominal region is yellowish-green colored.

This Flatbill Flycatcher is named “Cryptic flatbill” and its scientific name is Rhynchocyclus cryptus.


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