French: Ptilogon à longue queue German: Langschwanz-Seidenschnäpper Spanish: Capulinero colilargo
Ptilogonys [sic] caudatus
Irazú, Costa Rica
C & S Costa Rica (Cordillera Central, Cordillera de Talamanca) and W Panama.
Male 23·7–24·4 cm, female 20–21 cm; 37 g. Slender, with prominent crest and long tail, central pair of rectrices extending beyond the rest. Male has... read more
Call a sharp, dry “che chip, che chip”, likened to sound of loose pebbles in a box when... read more
Open montane habitats, such as secondary forest and pasture with scattered trees bordered by wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and small fruits; fruits include berries of fiddlewood (Citharexylum), the fuchsia Fuchsia arborescens, and the... read more
Apr–Jun. Monogamous; solitary or loosely colonial, may nest in groups of 2–5 pairs, defends small area around nest. Male begins... read more
Resident. During non-breeding season, ranges through forests and pastures in widely straggling... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Common in appropriate habitats in mountain ranges of Volcánica... read more
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