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Gray Silky (Ptilogonys cinereus)
Silky Flycatcher Species Photo Gallery

The silky-flycatchers are found in Central America, although the range of one species, the Phainopepla, extends into the southwestern USA.

They are usually found in woodland areas (semi-desert with trees). They make their nest in trees.


They have a soft silky plumage that is usually grey or pale yellow in color.

All species, with the exception of the Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher, have small crests.

Diet / Feeding

They mostly feed on various fruits or insects

PhainopeplaSpecies of Ptilogonatidae

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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