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Dusky Flycatcher

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Dusky Flycatcher

Overview

Dusky Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with olive-gray upperparts and white or yellow tinged underparts. The upper breast has a pale olive wash. Eye has faint eye-ring. Bill is black except for orange base of lower mandible. The legs and feet are black. Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats.

Range and Habitat

Dusky Flycatcher: Breeds from British Columbia and western South Dakota south to southern California, central Arizona, and northern New Mexico. Spends winters south of the U.S.-Mexico border, and rarely in southern California. Preferred habitats include woodlands containing tall trees and tall undergrowth, mountain chaparral, and open, brushy coniferous forests.

INTERESTING FACTS

The scientific name of the Dusky Flycatcher commemorates the American ornithologist Harry Church Oberholser.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.

The Dusky Flycatcher has a large range, estimated globally at 2,700,000 square kilometers. It is native to the nations of North America and Guatemala and prefers temperate, tropical, or subtropical forest and shrubland ecosystems,. The global population of this bird is 3,600,000 individuals and it does not appear to meet population size or decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Dusky Flycatcher is Least Concern.

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