Cocos flycatcher

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Cocos flycatcher
Nesotriccus ridgwayi - Cocos Flycatcher.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Nesotriccus
C.H. Townsend, 1895
Species: N. ridgwayi
Binomial name
Nesotriccus ridgwayi
C. H. Townsend,[2] 1895

The Cocos flycatcher (Nesotriccus ridgwayi) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, and the only species in the genus Nesotriccus.[3]

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 forest, subtropical or tropical swamps, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, 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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nesotriccus ridgwayi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Discover Life - Nesotriccus ridgwayi
  3. ^ Thomas M. Brooks; John D. Pilgrim; Ana S. L. Rodrigues & Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca (2005). "Conservation status and geographic distribution of avian evolutionary history". In Andy Purvis; John L. Gittleman & Thomas Brooks. Phylogeny and Conservation. Conservation Biology. 8. Cambridge University Press. pp. 267–294. ISBN 978-0-521-82502-3. 

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