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Large-billed flycatcher information, facts - classicanimal

A large-billed flycatcher is a small-sized bird species native to Galapagos island. They are one of the endemic bird species on Galapagos island. Its local name is 'Papamoscas'. They can be found in tropical dry forests or tropical arid shrubland.

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Their scientific name is Myiarchus magnirostris.  They are also known as Galapagos flycatchers.

Common Name: Large-billed flycatcher
Scientific Name: Myiarchus magnirostris


Large-billed flycatchers belong to the family Tyrannidae and the genus of Myiarchus. It is a species of the flycatcher bird. Their conservation status is 'Least Concern'. But their population decreases due to hunting, habitat loss. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: M. magnirostris
Group: Bird
Conservation Status: Least Concern


A large-billed flycatcher is found on Galapagos island. They are habitats such as tropical dry forests, tropical arid shrubland.

Living Locations: Galapagos island
Habitat: Tropical dry forests, Tropical arid shrubland


A large-billed flycatcher is a small-sized bird species and its whole body cover with fur. They have brownish-gray Plumage with a yellow belly. They have a pointed gray throat. Males are larger than females. An adult length is around 15 cm to 16 cm and the wingspan is up to 24 cm to 25 cm. Their weight is around 12 g to 18 g.

Color: Brown, Gray
Weight: 12 g to 18 g (Approx)
Size: 15 cm to 16 cm (Approx)
Wingspan: 24 cm to 25 cm (Approx)


Large-billed flycatcher is mainly part of the Carnivore diet, which means they eat meats. They mostly eat insects.

Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food: Insects


Large-billed flycatcher has some natural predators like Galapagos hawks.

Predators: Galapagos hawk


Their lifespan is up to 15 to 20 years in the wild. A large-billed flycatcher is a diurnal and solitary animal. But sometimes they live in a small group.

Lifespan: Up to 20 Years
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behavior: Solitary


At the age of 2 years males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 14 days. A large-billed flycatcher lays three eggs in a breeding season. The young are called chicks. Those young spend 3 weeks with their mothers.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 2 Years
Incubation Period: 14 Days
Average Lay Eggs: 3
Baby called: Chick
Age of Weaning: 3 Weeks


  • Large-billed flycatchers are the smallest members of the bird genus Myiarchus.



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