Great Crested Flycatcher

Adult Great Crested Flycatchers usually measure between 17–21 cm in length with a wingspan of around 34 cm . This bird usually weighs between 27–40 g .

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

Great crested flycatchers are common summer birds in thick hardwood forests and suburban areas with scattered trees throughout the eastern and central United States and southern Canada. Regular populations can be found as far west as Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas. These birds migrate to the Gulf Coast of Mexico and throughout Central America in the winter, though year-round populations can be found in the southern tip of Florida. More

The Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) is a large insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the most widespread member of the genus, Myiarchus, in North America and is found over most of the eastern and mid-western portions of the continent. It dwells mostly in the treetops and rarely found on the ground. Description - Myiarchus crinitusAAP067B. More

The Great Crested Flycatcher is a medium-sized bird, about the size of a robin. It grows up to nine inches long. This bird is brown with a gray throat and a yellow belly. It usually lives in forests. People usually see Great Crested Flycatchers flying out from a branch, grabbing an insect, then returning to the same branch to eat. This bird eats a great variety of insects, such as beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, butterflies, dragonflies, katydids, and bees. More

Great Crested Flycatcher: Eats variety of large insects, including beetles, crickets, katydids, caterpillars, moths, and butterflies; also eats fruits and berries; forages by flying from a perch to snatch insects from foliage, mid-air, or on the ground. Readily Eats Meal Worms Vocalization Great Crested Flycatcher: Call is a melodic whistle of "wheeep!" or a rolling "prrrrrrrrrreeeet." "Wheeep" is often given in rapid succession in series of three or more. More

While the Great Crested Flycatcher is brightly colored for a flycatcher with its yellow belly and rusty wings and tail, it spends most of its time high in the trees hawking insects. Unlike any other eastern flycatcher, the Great Crested Flycatcher nests in cavities. It is a summer resident throughout the southern Canadian provinces and all the states east of the Great Plains. More

for nest sites, Great Crested Flycatchers nest in deep, natural tree cavities, deserted woodpecker holes, and nest boxes. They occasionally nest in unique places, such as gutters, pipes, and tin cans. Nest are found in a variety of tree species from 3 to 70 feet above the ground, although most are below 20 feet. Both sexes build the nest, a process that can take up to two weeks. They build a bulky nest and, therefore, prefer deep cavities. More

Great Crested Flycatchers often finish their nests within a few days. It is possible that this female has finished the nest and started laying her camouflaged eggs. view all daily highlights * First Egg Wed Apr 21 00:00:00 EDT 2010- The first egg was laid this morning. More

* The Great Crested Flycatcher is the only eastern flycatcher that nests in holes. * An unusual habit is its frequent use of shed snakeskins in its nest lining. Whether this is intended to frighten off predators or merely decorate the nest is not known. More

Great Crested Flycatcher, Earnest Seton Thompson Earnest Seton Thompson Wing coverts crossed with two irregular bars of yellowish white. Inhabits woodlands and small towns in North America east of the Rocky Mountains from the Gulf States to New Brunswick and Quebec, west to Alberta. Winters in the Gulf States, eastern Mexico and Central America as far as Costa Rica. More

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Great Crested FlycatcherGreat Crested Flycatchers = Tyrant Flycatchers The Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus, is a large insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. Description: Adults are brownish on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have a long rusty brown tail and a bushy crest. Their throat and breast are grey. More

To the great crested flycatchers, the dying box elder was the best tree on the place. Great Crested FlycatchersIt's a worthless tree, the old box elder in our yard. It's been declining for at least ten years, bark sloughing off in places, bare branches of the crown craggy against the sky. Several big limbs broke off in a winter ice storm. Nevertheless, the tree put out new leaves in spring. More

Bent Life History for the Great Crested Flycatcher - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. More

Great Crested Flycatchers make the eastern half of the United States, as well as the southernmost part of eastern Canada, their breeding grounds. They can be found at the southern tip of Florida as year round residents. Within this range, they prefer deciduous woodlands over coniferous. They are seldom found in the deep woodlands, but rather at edges or within a small woodlot. More

The Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) lives in all states east of the Rockies and is common in open deciduous forests and orchards. It is a dark olive gray on the back, with a yellow underside and light gray throat. Its distinctive crest gives it its name, and it has a large bill. It is nearly 9" long and is the only eastern flycatcher to nest in cavities. In fact, it will nest in nearly any kind of cavity. More

The Great Crested Flycatcher breeds east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and in some southern portions of Canada. Great Crested Flycatchers inhabit mature deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous forests, preferring to nest in the clearings and edges of wooded areas, orchards, parks, swamps and cultivated areas scattered with trees. The breeding season may begin anywhere from mid-March to mid-June, depending upon the latitude. More

Great Crested FlycatcherGreat Crested Flycatcher Adult Great Crested Flycatchers have a bushy crest and dark, olive underparts. The throat, breast, and flanks are gray; the belly and undertail are bright yellow; and the tail is rusty. There is an olive band on the upper breast. Juveniles look essentially like the adults, but the colors are somewhat muted. This species of flycatcher breeds east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and in some southern portions of Canada. More

The Great Crested Flycatcher is an eastern flycatcher that can be easily spotted because of it's bright yellow stomach. It lives in Maryland in the late spring and summer . It is the only eastern flycatcher that nests in cavities. This birds scientific name is Myiarchus crinitus . TOP Migration The Great crested Flycatcher is in Maryland during moist of the Spring and Summer. Spring migration: April 20th-30th to May 15th-20th. More

The photos of this Great Crested Flycatcher (GCFL) family (except for the eggs) are by Richard Hodder and Betsy Marie of Orlando, FL. This shot was taken with a Luminex Z30. This nestbox is mounted 5.5 feet off the ground. Floor dimensions are 8.5 x 8". The structure on top is a nestbox cam. This female (named Audrey) has returned to this box for four years in a row, raising a brood of five each time. More

The Great Crested Flycatcher is one of the 425 or so species of New World flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae) that occur only in the western hemisphere. The 270 or so species of Old World flycatchers are classified in the family Muscicapidae. Tyrant flycatchers range in size from 2.5 inches long to 12 inches long, and occupy habitats ranging from deserts, mangrove swamps and lowland rainforests up to the high altitude, treeless P More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Myiarchus
Species : crinitus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)