Ptiliogonatidae – Silky-flycatchers

Phainopepla nitens – Phainopepla

The phainopepla, also known as the northern phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens in Latin, is the most northern representative of the Ptiliogonatidae, a family of silky flycatchers that are mostly found in tropical Central America. Its name comes from the Greek phain pepla, which means “shining robe,” and refers to the male’s plumage, which is why it […]

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