Variegated Flycatcher


Variegated Flycatcher

Taxobox
name = Variegated Flycatcher



status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Tyrannidae
genus = "Empidonomus"
genus_authority =
species = "E. varius"
binomial = "Empidonomus varius"
binomial_authority = (Vieillot, 1818)
synonyms =

The Variegated Flycatcher ("Empidonomus varius") is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. With the Crowned Slaty Flycatcher being moved to its own genus, this is now the only species remaining in "Empidonomus".It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Accidental in the US, only 3 records, Maine, Missouri, and Washington (2008).

Similar to smaller Piratic Flycatcher and larger Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher.

References

* BirdLife International 2004. [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/50071/all Empidonomus varius] . [http://www.iucnredlist.org 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ] Downloaded on 25 July 2007.


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