Arkansas flycatcher

Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with a grey head and a dark line through the eyes; the underparts are light becoming light orange-yellow on the lower breast and belly. They have a long black tail with white outer feathers. Western kingbirds also have a reddish crown that they only display during courtship and confrontations with other species.

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

young of the Arkansas Flycatcher were the objects of a savage assault by a pair of the present species. The mother bird most gallantly stood up and fought for her offspring, repelling each attack with a brave front, and retaliating to the best of her ability. I watched them until I saw that the assailants, having fairly got. worsted, were glad to retire, and leave the family to gather together in peace." This behavior is quite different from that noted by Mr. More

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Original source: Arthur Chapman
Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Tyrannus
Species : verticalis
Authority : Say, 1823