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silky flycatcher

noun
1.
any of several passerine birds of the family Ptilogonatidae, of the southwestern U.S. to Panama, related to the waxwings.
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  • Other rare birds here include the silky flycatcher, the three-wattled bellbird, and the hairy woodpecker.
Encyclopedia Article for silky flycatcher

any of four bird species that constitute the subfamily Ptilogonatinae (family Bombycillidae), found in dry, brushy regions from Nevada south to Panama. These soft plumaged, broad-billed, crested birds are about 19 centimetres (7.5 inches) long. All are arboreal. Their basic diet consists of mistletoe berries, supplemented with insects taken by darting from a perch like a true flycatcher

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