Cocos Flycatcher
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Parvorder: Tyrannida
Family: Tyrannidae
Tribe: Elaeniini
Genus: Phyllomyias
Species: P. ridgwayi
Binomial name
Phyllomyias ridgwayi
C H Townsend[2], 1895

Nesotriccus ridgwayi C H Townsend 1895

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. It is thought to be threatened by introduced species, particularly rats and feral cats which prey on the species and pigs which destroy habitat. There is no evidence yet of a decline, but is listed as vulnerable due to its tiny range.

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  1. ^ BirdLife International 2008. Nesotriccus ridgwayi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. <>. Downloaded on 31 October 2011.
  2. ^ Discover Life - Nesotriccus ridgwayi

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