Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Ptiliogonatidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Gray Silky-flycatcher
eBird range map for Gray Silky-flycatcher

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It distributes in interior of Mexico and adjacent slopes, from Sinaloa and southern Coahuila to Guatemala; also in northern to Sonora. May withdraw from northwestern Mexico in winter.

It is a resident species, but with local migrations, is considered common to uncommon on its occurrence range 530,000 km2.

Distribution outside the Americas

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It inhabits between 1000 and 3500 m asl (lower locally in western Mexico, at least in winter), in pine, pine-oak forests and adjacent areas in winter.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Gray Silky-flycatcher (Ptiliogonys cinereus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: