Cocos Flycatcher

The Cocos Flycatcher is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Cocos Flycatcher (Nesotriccus ridgwayi) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is endemic to Cocos Island off Costa Rica. This tyrant flycatcher is a small (13 cm) grey bird with a long bill. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. More

Cocos Island Cuckoo, the Cocos Flycatcher, and hundreds of other endemic, or natively evolved, species of flora and fauna. In addition, it is an important rookery and nesting site for countless bird species, including noddies, boobies, and seagulls. The only mammals on the island, which include deer, goats, rats, and pigs, were introduced by explorers. On their return voyages, these animal populations provided a useful meat source for the hungry seamen. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Nesotriccus
Species : ridgwayi
Authority : Townsend, 1895