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Myiarchus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Myiarchus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Passerine
Family  Tyrannidae
Higher classification  Tyrant flycatcher
Rank  Genus
Myiarchus Browncrested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
Lower classifications  Great crested flycatcher, Brown‑crested flycatcher, Ash‑throated flycatcher, Dusky‑capped flycatcher, Short‑crested flycatcher

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Myiarchus is a genus of tyrant flycatchers. Most species are fairly similar looking and are easier to separate by voice than plumage.

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Myiarchus Duskycapped flycatcher Wikipedia

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.

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  • Rufous flycatcher, Myiarchus semirufus
  • Yucatan flycatcher, Myiarchus yucatanensis
  • Sad flycatcher, Myiarchus barbirostris
  • Dusky-capped flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer
  • Swainson's flycatcher, Myiarchus swainsoni
  • Venezuelan flycatcher, Myiarchus venezuelensis
  • Panamanian flycatcher, Myiarchus panamensis
  • Short-crested flycatcher, Myiarchus ferox
  • Pale-edged flycatcher, Myiarchus cephalotes
  • Sooty-crowned flycatcher, Myiarchus phaeocephalus
  • Apical flycatcher, Myiarchus apicalis
  • Ash-throated flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens
  • Nutting's flycatcher, Myiarchus nuttingi
  • Great crested flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
  • Brown-crested flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus
  • Grenada flycatcher, Myiarchus nugator
  • Galapagos flycatcher, Myiarchus magnirostris
  • Rufous-tailed flycatcher, Myiarchus validus
  • La Sagra's flycatcher, Myiarchus sagrae
  • Stolid flycatcher, Myiarchus stolidus
  • Lesser Antillean flycatcher, Myiarchus oberi
  • Puerto Rican flycatcher, Myiarchus antillarum

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    References

    Myiarchus Wikipedia


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