Habitat: This Flycatcher species can be commonly found in semiopen and scrubby areas, clearings, light woodland and coastal mangroves in the lowlands and foothills. Distribution: This species has been reported from southwestern Costa Rica to northern Venezuela Natural History Notes: The Panama Flycatcher has a behavior similar to that of the Great crested Flycatcher, but it prefers more open areas. It call is softer and is composed of whistled varied notes like "tseeedew" and"tee. deedeedeedeedee". Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). Characteristics: This species has a total length of 7.5 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This species looks like the Great crested Flycatcher and you might easily confuse them. This bird has a long slim bill and a black iris. Its plumage is olive gray above, with a browner head, but it lacks the crested appearance. The wings have pale gray wing-bars that are hard to distinguish and the primaries are edged rufous red. The throat and the chest are gray and the underparts are pale yellow.