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Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher

(Ptilogonys caudatus)

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Mid-sized bluish gray bird with yellowish head with crest, light gray forehead; black, white, and yellow underneath tail; female olive instead of bluish gray, with lighter or whitish belly; small, dark bill; to 24cm (9.5in). (Capulinero Colilargo).


High elevation forests, southern Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in semi-open sites such as forest edges, clearings, cut areas, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Poás Volcano National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher (Ptilogonys caudatus), Costa Rica