Perching

Buff-breasted Flycatcher

Empidonax fulvifrons
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Buff-breasted 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: June 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/buff-breasted-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Buff-breasted Flycatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/buff-breasted-flycatcher

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Buff-breasted Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/buff-breasted-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. "Buff-breasted Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/buff-breasted-flycatcher

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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