Perching

Dusky Flycatcher

Empidonax oberholseri
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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

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Dusky 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 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dusky-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Dusky Flycatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dusky-flycatcher

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

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Dr. Biology. "Dusky Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dusky-flycatcher

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