Pale-edged Flycatcher Myiarchus cephalotes


Distributed throughout subtropical montane forest in the Andes and northern Venezuela, the Pale-edged Flycatcher is a fairly typical member of the genus Myiarchus. This species is typically a bird of humid forests and is one of the few species of Myiarchus this is restricted entirely to humid montane forest. The Pale-edged Flycatcher is the only member of its genus with pale yellowish outer webs of the outermost rectrices. It is most likely to be confused with the Apical Flycatcher (Myiarchus apicalis) of Colombia and the lowland Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox), but differs from both in the aforementioned pattern of the outer tail feathers; the Pale-edged Flycatcher also is separated easily by voice, range and habitat.

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

Recommended Citation

Pale-edged Flycatcher (Myiarchus cephalotes), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: