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Olive-sided Flycatcher

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Length: 8 in. (19 cm )
A conspicuous summer resident and migrant, this flycatcher chooses the most conspicuous dead spar or exposed branch on which to perch. From here it surveys the air space around it and flies out to capture flying insects from the air. It nests in coniferous forests and places its lichen-covered cup- nest far out on the end of a horizontal branch. Adults can be very aggressive toward intruders that approach the nest. The Olive-sided Flycatcher winters primarily in South America.

The four-digit banding code is OSFL.

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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Olive-sided 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 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/olive-sided-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Olive-sided Flycatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/olive-sided-flycatcher

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

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

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Dr. Biology. "Olive-sided Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/olive-sided-flycatcher

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