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Dusky Flycatcher

Empidonax oberholseri

Dusky Flycatcher
copyright Peter LaTourrette
Length: 6 in. (15 cm)
Although it sits obviously on undergrowth branches flicking its tail, its obscure colors make it difficult to distinguish from other similar species. The Dusky Flycatcher nests in open woodlands on mountainsides. The cup like nest is made of grass and lined with feathers and hair and placed in a small crotch of a low bush or tree. It feeds exclusively on insects, most of which are snatched out of the air or from nearby vegetation. The four-digit banding code is DUFL.

Fir forest
Fir forest

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

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