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Long-Tailed Silky Flycatcher Seen in trees near Paraiso Quetzal Lodge, which is placed at the top of the mountain in the area of San Gerardo de Dota. From it you can see the forest valley and many birds hanging out in nearby trees. April, 2014. Costa Rica,Geotagged,Long-tailed silky-flycatcher,Ptiliogonys caudatus,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Long-Tailed Silky Flycatcher

Seen in trees near Paraiso Quetzal Lodge, which is placed at the top of the mountain in the area of San Gerardo de Dota. From it you can see the forest valley and many birds hanging out in nearby trees. April, 2014.

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  1. Gorgeous, never heard of this bird! Posted 3 years ago

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The long-tailed silky-flycatcher, , is a passerine bird which occurs only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama, usually from 1,850 m altitude to the timberline. It is a thrush-sized species weighing about 37 g. The silky-flycatchers are related to waxwings, and like that group have soft silky plumage.

The habitat of this bird is mountain forests, where the breeding pair builds a neat cup of lichen 2 to 18 m above ground in a tree, sometimes in loose colonies... more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Nov 29, 2015. Captured Apr 18, 2014 21:45 in Calle San Gerardo, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/5.7
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO800
  • 81.8mm