Olive-sided flycatcher

Adults are dark olive on the face, upperparts and flanks. They have light underparts, a large dark bill and a short tail.

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The Olive-sided flycatcher is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi, is a passerine bird. It is a medium-sized tyrant flycatcher. Adults are dark olive on the face, upperparts and flanks. They have light underparts, a large dark bill and a short tail. Their breeding habitat is coniferous woods across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States, and other types of wooded area in California. Olive-sided Flycatchers are abundant in early postfire landscapes that have burned at high severity. More

forests, the Olive-sided Flycatcher gives its "quick-three-beers" song from the tops of tall snags. It makes dashing flights from its high perch to catch flying insects, then returns to the same perch. More

* Olive-sided Flycatcher Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Olive-sided Flycatcher Information - South Dakota Birds and Birding This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

boreal and Olive-sided Flycatcher mapmixed forests of Canada to southern Labrador, Newfoundland, and the Maritime provinces; also south to central Minnesota, northern Michigan, northeastern Ohio, the Adirondack Mountains, and western Massachusetts; breeds locally in high Appalachians south to Tennessee and North Carolina. Olive-sided Flycatcher by James Coe Winter: South America, mainly in the Andes from Colombia and Venezuela to southeastern Peru; in small numbers in Central America and southern Mexico, also in Amazonian and southeastern Brazil. More

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Like many forest birds, the Olive-sided Flycatcher is most threatened by the loss of habitat at both ends of its migratory route—open conifer and mixed woodland. In a large portion of its range, numbers have dropped by as much as 50 percent over the last 30 years to an estimated population of 1.2 million. Although occasionally still seen in the Appalachian Mountains, the Olive-sided Flycatcher has become increasingly rare. More

North American RangeThe Olive-sided Flycatcher has dark sides bordering a white hourglass on its breast; markings that make the bird look as if it is wearing a vest. It is a bulky flycatcher, with a relatively short tail and large head. More

The olive-sided flycatcher is a stout, block-headed, short-tailed bird with a large bill. Its back is olive-gray-brown, with similar colored streaked sides. Dull white runs from the throat down the center of the breast to the light belly. Some characterize this underside as an “unbuttoned vest. More

Olive-sided Flycatcher Habitat Model go to: USFWS Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis go to: Species Table Feedback: We welcome your suggestions on improving this model! Draft Date: February, 2001 Species: Olive-sided flycatcher, Contopus cooperi (= C. borealis) . Also known as Tyrannus or Cooper's Flycatcher. (Bent 1942, Altman and Sallabanks 2000) Use of Study Area Resources: Reproduction. More

The Olive-sided Flycatcher has a very defined range, extending across Canada and into the eastern United States. It also inhabits a large portion of Alaska and extends south into Northern Mexico. The species winters in Panama and the Andes Mountains of western Venezuela and south to Ecuador as well as southeastern Peru and western Bolivia. The bird may also appear in Guianas, southern Peru and Venezuela, Brazil and Trinidad as well. More

General DescriptionThe Olive-sided Flycatcher is a rather large (18 to 20 cm) flycatcher, with a large head and a proportionately short tail. Plumage is brownish-olive above (browner on juveniles) with a dull white to yellowish throat, breast, and belly. Streaked or mottled patches on the sides of the breast are dark and distinct from the lighter center. More

The Olive-sided Flycatcher is most often observed as it perches high in the tree tops, giving out an occasional pip-pip call and flying out to capture flying insects. This flycatcher almost always perches on dead branches in an exposed position. While they are generally reclusive and solitary, they will vigorously defend their nesting location from intruders. Olive-sided Flycatchers have shown decreases in population over the last several decades, a pace of decrease which may have increased in the last 20 years. More

Features: The Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) is a medium-sized songbird approximately 18-20 cm long. Its name reflects its appearance, with the feathers along its sides and back a deep brownish, olive-gray colour against a white front. They are often seen perching at the top of tall trees, where they wait for flying insects (their prey) to pass by. They have a loud, three-note whistle that sounds like they are singing More

Olive-sided FlycatcherThey wait on a perch at the top of a tree and fly out to catch insects in flight. Song / Call: The song is a whistled quick-three beers. The call is a rapid pip pip pip. Status: The numbers of this bird are declining, probably due to loss of habitat in its winter range. More

Olive-sided Flycatcher is a broadly distributed species of North American forests that has experienced large population declines across much of its breeding range. Reasons for these large-scale declines are not well understood. Although it is a state concern species in New Mexico, at the southern edge of its breeding range, it is elsewhere considered a species of general conservation concern. More

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Olive-sided flycatchers eat primarily flying insects, with bees being a favorite insect of choice. Range They breed in Alaska across Canada down in the northeastern part of the U.S. through the Appalachian Mountains and in the west down through California to Texas. Other Useful Information The olive-sided flycatcher is associated with burned forests. It is believed that the cleared open area enables the olive-sided flycatcher to catch more flying insects. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Contopus
Species : cooperi
Authority : (Swainson, 1832)