Scientific name Myiarchus
Higher classification Tyrant flycatcher
|Lower classifications Great crested flycatcher, Brown‑crested flycatcher, Ash‑throated flycatcher, Dusky‑capped flycatcher, Short‑crested flycatcher|
Pale edged flycatcher myiarchus cephalotes bird reserve
Myiarchus is a genus of tyrant flycatchers. Most species are fairly similar looking and are easier to separate by voice than plumage.
- Pale edged flycatcher myiarchus cephalotes bird reserve
- Endemic apical flycatcher myiarchus apicalis birds from colombia
Myiarchus flycatchers are fairly large tyrant-flycatchers at 16–23 cm (6.3–9 in) long. They are all partially crested with a brown to gray back and head, a rufous to blackish tail and yellow to pale underparts (only exception is the rufous flycatcher with rufous underparts). They typically forage by perching on an open branch and looking outward and downward for prey, which primarily consists of insects. Once it spots a potential meal, the flycatcher rapidly and directly flies at the insect, which is normally on the exposed upper surface of a leaf or twig. It hovers briefly before the insect before grabbing it in its beak and flying away to typically a new perch.