Silky flycatchers ptilogonatidae
The bird family Ptilogonatidae - better known as "Silky-Flycatchers" - were named for their silky plumage and foraging techniques as commonly catch insects (including flies) in flight.
Most of them occur in Central America - ranging from Mexico south to Panama. The Phainopepla is the only species that ranges northwards into the southwestern USA.
The family consists of the following species:
- Black-and-yellow Phainoptila, Phainoptila melanoxantha
- Grey Silky-flycatcher, Ptilogonys cinereus
- Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Ptilogonys caudatus
- Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens