February 27, 2011 9:30 p.m.
The consensus on BirdForum is positive for a Variegated Flycatcher. I was advised to contact several Bird Organizations in Panama; which I did. I got a message back from one. The responder is passing my photos on to experts, but he did say that a Variegated Flycatcher has never been seen in Panama. Woo-Hoo!
I have heard back from the records committee in Panama and they have accepted my bird as a Variegated Flycatcher and a first for Panama.