SILKY-FLYCATCHERS   -   PTILOGONATIDAE


Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys caudatus
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher
Ptiliogonys caudatus
Savegre Valley, San Josť province, Costa Rica.
Male. I think this is one of the most distinctive bird species in all the neotropics. It really looks nothing like anything else (though of course it is somewhat similar to its "cousin" below). They inhabit highland forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. (S8)


Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys caudatus
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher
Ptiliogonys caudatus
Savegre Valley, San Josť province, Costa Rica.
Female. (S8)


Gray Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys cinereus
Gray Silky-flycatcher
Ptiliogonys cinereus cinereus
Oaxaca valley, Mexico.
Ugh, this is the only photo I have of the entire family. Hardly does it justice, but I don't know when I will have a chance to do better. (S5)





















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