Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Galapagos Flycatcher|
|French||Tyran des Galapagos|
|French (French Guiana)||Tyran des Galapagos|
|Spanish||Copetón de Galápagos|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Copetón de Galápagos|
|Spanish (Spain)||Copetón de Galápagos|
Galapagos Flycatcher Myiarchus magnirostris
Version: 1.0 — Published April 4, 2011
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Distribution in the Americas
The Galapagos Flycatcher is endemic to the Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador. It occurs on all 14 of the main islands and on many smaller islands and islets except on Wolf, Darwin, and Genovesa islands (Snodgrass and Heller 1904). However, Harris (1973) reported a record from Genovesa (14 September 1906), and Swarth (1931) cites three birds on Wolf (24 September 1906), and a bird caught at sea near Darwin Island on 25 July 1897.
Distribution outside the Americas
Unreported outside the Americas.
The Galapagos Flycatcher occurs in all habitats in the Galapagos Archipelago except where there is no vegetation. The species is less common in the most arid areas (with few plants above 1 m tall) and tends to be more common at lower elevations where shrubby trees occur, primarily palo santo (Bursera graveolens), Parkinsonia spp., Prosopis spp., and tall cacti (Opuntia spp. and Jasminocereus thouarsi), often mixed with shrubs such as Croton scouleri and Tournefortia spp. It occurs from sea level to above 1000 m elevation.
The species occurs trhoughout the archipelago, except for the northern islands of Darwin, Wolf, and Genovesa. However, Harris (1973) reported a record from Genovesa (14 September 1906) and Swarth (1931) mentions three birds on Wolf (24 September 1906) where they have not been seen since, and a bird caught at sea near Darwin Island on 25 July 1897. This suggests that the species might have been more frequent on the northern islands in the past.