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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