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Buff-breasted Flycatcher

Empidonax fulvifrons

Buff-breasted Flycatcher
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 5 in. (13 cm)
This small flycatcher occurs in loose colonies in montane pine-oak woodlands. It forages from low to mid levels of the trees by hawking insects out of the air or occasionally snatching them off of leaves. The nest is cup-shaped and placed on a horizontal branch at mid to high levels in the crotch of a tree. It is constructed from grass, leaves and hair. The four-digit banding code is BBFL.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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Male
Twittering (sound type)
Bird Song
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Male
Twittering (sound type)
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