Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Long-tailed silky-flycatcher

Ptilogonys caudatus


The males are around 24 cm long. They have a pale grey forehead and chest. The crested head, neck, throat and lower belly are yellow. The back, lower breast and upper belly are blue-grey, and the flight feathers and long pointed tail are black with outer tail feathers spotted in white. Females are slightly smaller and more dull in color.


San Gerardo de Dota. Near 3000 m. Mountains. Paraiso Quetzal.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

¡Gracias Rolando! Los vi varias veces en el area de Paraiso Quetzal.

RolandoMarínMonge 9 years ago

Que bello Pitorreal

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks Daniele & Stephanie :-)

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Beautiful bird! The tail is indeed quite remarkable.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 18, 2014
Submitted on Jul 6, 2014

Related Spottings

Gray Silky-flycatcher Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Gray Silky-flycatcher Gray Silky-Flycatcher

Nearby Spottings

Moth Magnificent hummingbird (males) Fiery-throated hummingbird Black-speckled palm-pit viper. Speckled palm viper
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team