Piratic Flycatcher: Small olive-brown flycatcher has brown crown, white face with dark eye-line and moustache stripe, white throat shading to pale yellow on belly, and faint dark streaks on breast, sides. Dark wings have two bars; pale feather edges. Dark tail has pale feather edges.
Range and Habitat
Piratic Flycatcher: Breeds from southeast Mexico to northwest Ecuador. Spends winters in South America. Frequents open country with scattered trees and forest edges.
The Piratic flycatcher was first described in 1818 by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, the French ornithologist.
It gets its name from its habit of appropriating nests of other bird species, even those in use.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.
The Piratic Flycatcher has a large range, estimated globally at 11,000,000 square kilometers. Native to the Central and South America, and Mexico, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical forest ecosystems but can live on arable land or pastureland as well as in degraded former forests. The global population of this bird has not been precisely determined but is quite large and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Piratic Flycatcher is Least Concern.