Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys caudatus

  • © Peter Lindenburg

The Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher (Ptilogonys caudatus) is a blue-gray and yellow thrush-sized bird of high-elevations forests in Costa Rica and Panama. Occurring mostly above 6,000 feet, this species forages in small flocks, often landing on high perches or berry-producing trees. Long-tailed Silky-flycatchers are omnivorous, commonly eating insects and small fruits. Although its range is limited to Central American highlands, this species is fairly common in the mountains where it lives.

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© David L. Ross, Jr.

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher (Ptiliogonys caudatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/ltsfly1