Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus cinerascens
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Length: 9 in. (22 cm )
Common in scrubby forests of dry areas and lower foothills, the Ash-throated Flycatcher eats insects it catches with its broad bill in mid-air. In the fall and winter, it also eats fruits. The nest is in a hole of a tree, Saguaro Cactus or fence post, and occasionally the adults add a cast snake skin to its lining of fur and feathers. It has been known to drive woodpeckers from their holes to take over a cavity.

The four-digit banding code is ATFL.

Female | Robert Shantz



Oak-pine woodland


Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Ash-throated Flycatcher
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 26, 2023
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