Western Flycatcher

In plumage, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher is virtually identical to the Cordilleran Flycatcher, and differs only subtly from most Empidonax flycatchers in North America, but its breeding habitat and call are different. In summer, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher inhabits deciduous or mixed woodlands, hawking for insects from a hidden perch.

The Western Flycatcher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Western Flycatcher was recently split into Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) and Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis), which can only be separated in the field by the calls of the male. In fall migration where both species occur honest birders don't put either name to these troublesome birds and still use the inclusive former name as I have here. Empids are small birds (5.5 inches) of high activity, darting out from their perch to grab various small insects. More

We found the Western Flycatcher to be rare and local in the Yosemite region, and restricted to the Transition Zone. A single individual was noted at the McCarthy Ranch (altitude 3200 feet) at the beginning of the forest, 3 miles east of Coulterville, and Mr. Donald D. McLean has record of a nest at Dudley, a short distance farther east. Two individuals were seen at Merced Grove Big Trees. More

Western Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis - - RANGE: Breeds from southeastern Alaska, northwestern and central British Columbia, and southwestern Alberta to western South Dakota, south along the coast and mountains to southwestern California, central Nevada, central and southeastern Arizona, and western Texas. Winters in Mexico. STATUS: Common. More

In 1989, the Western Flycatcher was split into two species, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher and the Cordilleran Flycatcher. There is not a distinct difference between vocalizations where the ranges meet in southeastern Washington. Because of this, the split is disputed and the status may be changed again once further study has been done. Pacific-slope Flycatchers are common throughout their Washington range. They breed in forests from low to moderate elevations throughout Washington, including streamside forests in the steppe zone of eastern Washington. More

WESTERN FLYCATCHER COMPLEX IN NORTH AMERICA Arch McCallum, Ph.D. Applied Bioacoustics P. O. Box 51063 Eugene, OR 97405 The Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis) and the Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) are sibling species that are extremely difficult to distinguish in the field. Vocalizations are the only consistent means of distinguishing the two forms out of the hand, and even they are problematic. Since the two species were split from the former Western Flycatcher (E. More

Western Flycatcher given the extreme similarity of what is currently considered two species) and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Western Flycatchers typically show an almond-shaped or teardrop-shaped eye-ring, which extends to a point behind the eye. The eye-ring on our bird is similar, but the back of the eye-ring doesn't form a point, but rather is simply a bit broader at the back. Western Flycatchers also have narrow tertial edging, unlike the relatively broad pale tertial edges on our bird. More

Western flycatcher (Full Resolution Image Link) Volume3\02594.jpg (Full Resolution Volume and Filename) - To SAVE the display image shown, position your cursor over the image and 'right click'. To VIEW/SAVE the full resolution image, click the image title. Title Western flycatcher Alternative Title Tyrannus verticalis Contact mailto:nctcimages@fws. More

Flycatcher from Western Flycatcher on the basis of primary and tail feather lengths in the case of first-year females. However, this approach is probably not useful here because the sex of the bird isn't known, the age remains somewhat uncertain, and estimates of feather lengths from the photos may not be accurate enough. A Western Flycatcher was found in Connecticut in fall of 2007. Here is a link to Mark Szantyr's photos this bird on 1 Dec 2007: http://birddog55.zenfolio.com/p55257368. More

The Western flycatcher is about the same size as the vermilion flycatcher. It ranges from southern Alaska south to Mexico, and east to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Its nest of moss is lined with bark. The great crested flycatcher, of eastern North America, feeds from the tops of tall trees. It grows to about nine inches (23 cm) in length. It usually lines its nest with a piece of shed snakeskin. More

Western Flycatcher Fledglings In A Catalpa Tree - July 29th, 2009 ยท 5 Comments If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! western kingbird, kingbird, fledgling Western Kingbird Fledglings all photos by Larry Jordan A fellow local birder led me to this Catalpa tree on the Shasta College campus where she spotted a Western Kingbird nest. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Empidonax
Species : difficilis
Authority : Baird, 1858