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Photo by tomjenner
La Tigra, Honduras, Aug 2003
Panyptila sanctihieronymi


18–20 cm

  • Black crown
  • White collar
  • Deeply forked tail


Central America: found in the mountains of southern Mexico to southern Honduras and (rarely) northern Costa Rica


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane pine forests.



Their main diet is flying insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)

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