Nutting's Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with olive-brown upperparts, yellow belly and undertail coverts, darker olive-brown crown, brown tail and wings, and pale gray throat, breast. Feeds on insects and berries. Strong flight on rapidly beating wings. Hovers and dips to pick up prey.
Range and Habitat
Nutting's Flycatcher: Native of Mexico; accidental in southeastern Arizona. Frequents interiors and edges of deciduous woodlots; also occurs in second-growth, from low to middle levels.
The Nutting's Flycatcher was named after zoologist Charles Cleveland Nutting.
It is almost identical in appearance to the Ash-throated Flycatcher and is distinguishable in the field only by song.
It is separated from other confusingly similar Myiarchus species by its call, a sharp weeep.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.
The Nutting's Flycatcher has a very large range, extending up to 640,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the United States. It prefers to inhabit forested and shrub land regions. It also appears in subtropical and tropical areas as well. The global population of this bird has not been quantified, but it is considered to be “frequent” in a large portion of its range. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this bird will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Nutting's Flycatcher have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.