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Puerto Rican Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by raulqc
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 01 January 2009
Myiarchus antillarum


18.5 -20 cm This bird has dark brown upperparts and head, and reasonably strong wing-bars. Its underside is light grey brown, becoming lighter with white towards the rear. The only other Myiarchus flycatcher that occur in Puerto Rico with some regularity is Great Crested Flycatcher which shows a strong contrast between breast and belly.


This monotypic species is found in Puerto Rico with surrounding smaller islands and in the US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. However, it has become less common in the Virgin Islands due to habitat loss.


This is a monotypic species[1].
This species was at one time thought to belong together with other Caribbean Myiarchus species in the grouping of "Stolid Flycatcher", which now only is used for the forms on Jamaica and Hispaniola.


Forested areas, coffee plantations, mangroves etc from sea level but excluding the highest areas.


The local name for this endemic bird is "Jui" because that is what they sound like.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2004. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334696
  3. Raffaele, H, J Wiley, OH Garrido, A Keith, JI Raffaele. 2003. Birds of the West Indies. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691113197
  4. A thread that among other Puerto Rican birds discuss this species can be found here

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