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Ash-throated Flycatcher by Kimberly Chadwick

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4-20-10 in Marana, Az
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Like Brown-crested Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher breeds in open, dry habitats, but it is more widespread. In late Autumn a few turn up in eastern states, where they are distinguished from the larger Great Crested Flycatcher by their smaller bill and paler plumage.

Hindcrown peaks when alert. Rufous primary edges; white secondary edges. Narrow pale margins to tertials.

VOICE SONG a fussy series of burry, kingbird-like ki-breer, krerr, and kibrik notes. CALLS a quick prik and prp

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.

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Excellent detailed capture Kim, against that pretty blue sky, love his song, and nicely docummented

  • Thank you dear Larry, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    Terrific capture & excellent info! Great work, Kimberly!

  • Thank you so much Darlin! I appreciate you saying so and your visit as always!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    Very nice, great detail and well captured, Dave

  • Thank you so much Sir! I appreciate your visiting my world. The more I look at this I think it is fake and posed, but he was still for so long, I couldn’t help it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Nicely captured Kimberly!

  • Thank you so much Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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