Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The voice of the Social Flycatcher is characterized by various loud screams, rapid twittering and bickering phrases (del Hoyo et al. 2004). Typical vocalizations include 1-2 sharp notes preceding a buzzy trill described as tseep, brit-buweeerr or a piercing chi-wiww (Angehr and Dean 2010). Harsh calls are described as kreeoouw with chattered ti-ti-ti-tichew (Angehr and Dean 2010).

Nonvocal Sounds

Noisy wing-fluttering in flight is thought to be a display behavior (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Recommended Citation

Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: