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
Species of Ptilogonatidae
- Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher, Phainoptila melanoxantha
- Gray Silky-flycatcher, Ptilogonys cinereus
- Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Ptilogonys caudatus
- Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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