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Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Robert L Jarvis
La Selva, Costa Rica, 22 March 2011
Myiozetetes granadensis


16–18 cm (6¼-7 in)
Notice the whitish supercilium meeting over the bill; eye should be pale to medium if seen well.

Similar Species

Tropical Kingbird lacks the whitish supercilium.


Central and South America
Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. g. granadensis:
  • M. g. occidentalis:
  • M. g. obscurior:


Roadside trees near farms, gardens, and second-growth woodlands, often near streams. Observed at heights around 488 m (1,600 ft).


Mostly feeding below canopy.


There diet consists of insects, berries and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Mobley, J. (2019). Grey-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57458 on 24 July 2019).
  4. Gray-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/grcfly1
  5. Schulenberg, T. S. & Stotz, D. F. & Lane, D. F. & O'Neill, J. P. & Parker III, T. A. & Egg, A. B. (2010). Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691130231

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