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Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Myiarchus tuberculifer

Dusky-capped Flycatcher
copyright Oliver Niehuis
Length: 7 in. (18 cm)
The plaintive whistle of this flycatcher is a comforting sound in the oak-pine woodlands and riparian forest of the desert southwest. This species sits on exposed branches at mid to high levels in the trees and flies out to catch passing insects in the air. It will also commonly hover in front of vegetation to snatch insects from the surface. The nest is in a natural tree hole or abandoned Cactus Wren nest. The four-digit banding code is DCFL.
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Male
copyright Oliver Niehuis

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

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Male
Whistling (sound type)
Bird Call
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Male
Whistling (sound type)
Bird Call

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