Species by Family: Silky Flycatchers

4 species: Central America, one species reaches the southwestern United States.

Silky flycatchers are slender, crested, short-winged, towhee-sized birds. They feed by catching flies or gleaning insects. They also take berries.

adult male
Phainopepla nitens
7-7 3/4" (18-20 cm). Larger than a sparrow. A slender, elegant bird with a conspicuous crest, longish tail, and upright posture. Male glossy black, with 2 white wing patches that show only in flight...
read more


iPad Promo