Biodiversity - Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher

  • Name: Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher

  • Scientific name: Ptilogonys caudatus

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Ptilogonatidae

Status:  Common

Size:  24 cm

Weight:  37 grams

Elevation:  up to the highest forest edges.

Moves in wide bands and forms pairs in the birthing period.

Has a high and undulating flight.

Likes to pose on high branches where its figure stands out; in this posture it waits for insects which it traps in flight with spectacular launches.

Compliments its diet with some small fruits.

Live between 1,600 and 3,200 meters above sea level but in birthing season can descend to 1,200 meters above sea level.





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Jorge

Coronado Es un pedaso del paraiso en nuestro pais, gracias a Omar y familia por la atencion, el tour por los jardines y el Queso Artesanal son espectaculares. Espero volver pronto....
 
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