Narcissus Flycatcher: Small flycatcher, black head, nape, back, wings, and yellow-orange throat, upper breast, and eye brow; rump is yellow. Wings have white wing patch on inner secondary coverts; tail is long, black. Belly and undertail coverts are white. Black legs, feet. Weak fluttering flight.
Range and Habitat
Narcissus Flycatcher: These birds are native to Eastern Asia where they are a common species. In North America Narcissus Flycatcher accidentially visits western Aleutians. This bird frequents forests and wooded hillsides but can often be seen in thickets near water.
The name of the Narcissus Flycatcher is a reference to the yellow color of many varieties of the narcissus flower.
Nests of first-spring males are found at lower altitudes than those of older males.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.
The Narcissus Flycatcher has a large range, estimated globally at 100,000 to 1,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Asia, the Russian Federation, and the United States, this bird prefers forest and shrubland ecosystems, though it can live in rural and urban areas. The global population of this bird has not been determined, but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Narcissus Flycatcher is Least Concern.