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Golden-crowned Flycatcher

Golden-crowned Flycatcher

Myiodynastes chrysocephalus

The Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Myiodynastes chrysocephalus, is a distinguished member of the Tyrannidae family, adorned with a regal golden crown that befits its name.

Identification Tips

This species can be recognized by its striking golden crown, which is a defining feature amidst its otherwise subdued plumage. Observers should also note its robust build and the adeptness with which it maneuvers through its arboreal domain.


The Golden-crowned Flycatcher is a denizen of subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is also known to inhabit areas where forests have been heavily degraded, showcasing its adaptability.


This avian marvel has a broad range that extends across several countries in South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

Conservation status

The IUCN has classified the Golden-crowned Flycatcher as Least Concern, indicating that, for now, this species is not at immediate risk of decline.

With this information at hand, one can venture into the montane forests in search of the Golden-crowned Flycatcher, a true jewel of the avian world.

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Juan Bonnett
16 Apr 2023 - 1:23pm

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