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Cordilleran Flycatcher

Empidonax occidentalis
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
An inconspicuous but common bird in the mountain forests of the interior west, the Cordilleran Flycatcher sits on low to mid level branches waiting for an insect to fly by. It then flies out to catch the insect in the air or sometimes from a nearby leaf. Its nest of moss, lichens and leaves is usually placed far back in the recess of a ledge or tangle of vegetation, but rarely it will be in a tree cavity.

The four-digit banding code is COFL.

Male | Herbert Clarke


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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Cordilleran 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 23, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cordilleran-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Cordilleran Flycatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cordilleran-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. "Cordilleran Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cordilleran-flycatcher

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