silky flycatcher


silky flycatcher
any of several passerine birds of the family Ptilogonatidae, of the southwestern U.S. to Panama, related to the waxwings.

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      any of four arboreal bird species found in dry, brushy regions from Nevada south to Panama that have silky feathers, prominent crests, and broad bills. They are about 19 cm (7.5 inches) long. Their basic diet consists of mistletoe berries, supplemented with insects (insect) taken by darting from a perch like a true flycatcher. Silky flycatchers are unrelated to the tyrant flycatchers (family Tyrannidae) and are more closely related to the waxwings (waxwing) (family Bombycillidae).

      In the best known of the group, the phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens), the male is black and the female gray; both parents incubate the dark-spotted pale gray eggs and help care for the young. Ptilogonys species are gray with yellow sides, and the black-and-yellow silky flycatcher (Phainoptila melanoxantha) is similar, but the male has purplish black upper parts and the female a dark green back.

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  • Silky-flycatcher — Taxobox name = Silky flycatchers image caption = Phainopepla nitens regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Ptilogonatidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = * Phainoptila *… …   Wikipedia

  • silky flycatcher — šilkinės musinukės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ptilogonys angl. silky flycatcher vok. Seidenschnäpper, m rus. шёлковый свиристель, m pranc. ptilogone, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šilkinės musinukės siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • silky flycatcher — any of several passerine birds of the family Ptilogonatidae, of the southwestern U.S. to Panama, related to the waxwings …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher — Taxobox name = Long tailed Silky flycatcher status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Ptilogonatidae genus = Ptilogonys species = P. caudatus binomial = Ptilogonys… …   Wikipedia

  • Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher — Taxobox name = Black and yellow Silky flycatcher status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Bombycillidae genus = Phainoptila species = P. melanoxantha binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Grey Silky-flycatcher — Taxobox name = Grey Silky flycatcher status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Bombycillidae genus = Ptilogonys species = P. cinereus binomial = Ptilogonys cinereus… …   Wikipedia

  • black-and-yellow silky-flycatcher — šilkauodegės musinukės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Phainoptila angl. black and yellow silky flycatcher vok. Gelbflanken Seidenschnäpper, m rus. чёрно жёлтая шелкохвостка, f pranc. phénoptile noir et jaune, m ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • black-and-yellow silky-flycatcher — šilkauodegė musinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Phainoptila melanoxantha angl. black and yellow silky flycatcher vok. Gelbflanken Seidenschnäpper, m rus. чёрно жёлтая шелкохвостка, f pranc. phénoptile noir et jaune,… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • grey silky-flycatcher — pilkoji šilkinė musinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ptilogonys cinereus angl. grey silky flycatcher vok. Grauseidenschnäpper, m rus. серый шёлковый свиристель, m pranc. ptilogone cendré, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • long-tailed silky-flycatcher — ilgauodegė šilkinė musinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ptilogonys caudatus angl. long tailed silky flycatcher vok. Langschwanz Seidenschnäpper, m rus. длиннохвостый шёлковый свиристель, m pranc. ptilogone à longue… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas


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