Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. North America
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. North America
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. North America
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. North America

Identification & Behavior: ~20 cm (7.8 in). The Great-crested Flycatcher has a gray mantle and wing coverts edged with brownish. The primary flight feathers and tail feathers have rufous webbing. The crown is dusky-gray with a bushy crest. The bill is blackish. The throat and breast are gray sharply contrasting with yellow on the rest of the underparts. It has been recorded in the canopy of humid forest in Amazonia as well in dry forest in northwest Peru. The Brown-crested Flycatcher is the only other Myiorchus flycatcher with rufous on the wing and tail. The voice is perhaps the most reliable way to identify these two flycatchers.

Status: The Great-crested Flycatcher is a rare Austral migrant to Peru. It is known from only a handful of records from scattered locations. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Copetón Viajero.

Sub-species: Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus), (Linnaeus), 1758.

Meaning of Name: Myiarchus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and arkhos, arkho= ruler, chief. crinitus: L. crinio= to cover with hair, crinitus= long-haired, hairy.

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Distribution Map
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