Neotropical Birds
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 - Puerto Rican Flycatcher
 - Puerto Rican Flycatcher

Puerto Rican Flycatcher Myiarchus antillarum

W. Andrew Cox
Version: 1.0 — Published May 5, 2010

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Formerly considered a subspecies of the Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus), the Puerto Rican Flycatcher (M. antillarum) is endemic to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  An unadorned but handsome bird, the Puerto Rican Flycatcher's plaintive, descending call can often be heard in wooded areas, mangroves, and coffee plantations.  Its local name (juí) arises from its call, traditionally considered a harbinger of both good and bad news.  Though not considered a conservation priority, a long-term study in Guánica Forest suggests that its population is in decline.  Much remains to be learned about this cavity nester's social habits, mating system, and demography.

Distribution of the Puerto Rican Flycatcher - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Puerto Rican Flycatcher

Recommended Citation

Cox, W. A. (2010). Puerto Rican Flycatcher (Myiarchus antillarum), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.purfly1.01
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