Perching

Gray Flycatcher

Empidonax wrightii
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
Wintering low in open forest edge, riparian areas and along water courses, this obscure flycatcher is most readily identified by the distinctive raising and slow lowering of its tail as it sits on an exposed branch waiting for an insect to fly by. The Gray Flycatcher frequently catches insects off the ground as well. During the summer it nests in open sagebrush and pinon-juniper woodlands. The nest is made of plant down and grass, and it is placed low in a bush or juniper tree.

The four-digit banding code is GRFL.


Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

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

  • Article: Gray 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 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gray-flycatcher

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Gray Flycatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gray-flycatcher

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

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

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Dr. Biology. "Gray Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gray-flycatcher

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