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Ash-throated Flycatcher

Marana, AZ using Powershot SX40HS

Like the Brown-crested Flycatcher, they breed in dry, open habitats but more widespread. in late Fall, a few turn up in eastern states where they are distinguished from the larger Great Crested Flycatcher by their small bill and paler plumage.

INTERESTING FACTS

-The Ash-throated Flycatcher frequently uses man-made structures for nesting. The use of artificial structures may have offset the loss of natural nest sites by development, and may be responsible for an increase in numbers.

-Although it has become a hole-breeder, it still builds a nest and has streaked, camouflaged eggs like its open-nesting ancestors.

-It is a rare, but regular vagrant to the East Coast. Individuals turn up nearly every year, and have been found in all coastal states and provinces.

-A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an “outfield”, “swatting”, “zapper”, and “zipper” of flycatchers.

VOICE SOng a fussy series of burry, kingbird like _ki-breer, krerr, and kibrik notes. Calls a quick prik and prp.

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kimberly chadwick, nature, avian, wildlife, ash throated, flycatcher, arizona

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nicely perched and well documented Kimberly.

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • pcfyi
    pcfyiover 1 year ago

    Nice Photo

  • How exciting, thank you so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 1 year ago

    What a wonderful capture. Congrats!

    Featured August 10, 2013

  • Thank you Barb!! I am very appreciative!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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