Regal Ruler of the Skies: The Magnificent Northern Royal Flycatcher. np

The northern royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus) is a passerine bird in the family Tityridaeaccording to the International Ornithological Committee (IOC). It is found in Mexico, south through most of Central America, to northwestern Colombia and far western Venezuela.

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The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is a small bird found in the Amazon rainforest in South America.

It is known for its bright orange-red crest on its head, which is longer in males than in females.

This bird is monogamous, building its unique nest on the side of a tree branch near rivers and streams.

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The nest is made of moss, plant fibers, twigs, and spider webs and decorated with lichen, fungus, or other materials to blend in with its surroundings. The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher feeds on insects such as dragonflies, butterflies, and beetles, catching them mid-flight with its acrobatic abilities.

This bird species faces threats from deforestation, climate change, and illegal wildlife trade. Conservation efforts aim to protect this species by establishing protected areas and promoting sustainable practices in the Amazon rainforest.

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