(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Cocos Flycatcher N. ridgwayi) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Cocos I., off the coast of Costa Rica); genus Triccus Cabanis, 1846, tody tyrant; "Nesotriccus, gen. nov.1  Allied to Eribates of the Galapagos Islands, but with bill relatively [l]onger and more flattened. Culmen separating the nostrils as a prominent ridge. Gonys less than half the length of lower mandible, terminating in advance of nostrils. Tail relatively shorter.  TYPE Nesotriccus Ridgwayi sp. nov.   ...   Hab. Cocos Island.   ...  νησος = island; Triccus = a genus of tyrant flycatchers." (Townsend 1895). Recent work suggests that this genus should include Phaeomyias.
Var. Nesotrichus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).