Fairly long slender bill, base of lower mandible often pinkish. Olive above, browner on wings and tail; sides of head and throat olive grayish with remaining underparts yellowish ochre. Often recognized by its habit of quickly lifting up of a wing up over back, one after the other.
Habits and Behavior
Usually seen singly, though often accompanying a mixed flock. Ohre-bellied Flycatchers eat a combination of insects, obtained by gleaning, and fruits, especially mistletoe. Males during the breeding season sing interminably from perches in their small territories, twich, twich, twich...
, with variations, sometimes bisyllabic, tit-twich
, all the while flicking their wings. The nest is ball-shaped with a side entrance and is usually covered with moss; it is suspended from a slender vine or root, hung over a stream or from the side of a bank or tree trunk. The female alone raises the young.