Perching

Willow Flycatcher

Empidonax traillii
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
Obscure and difficult to see or identify in thick willows of swamps, lake edges and riparian areas in the west, the distinctive voice, sung by both male and female, makes its presence obvious. The nest is placed near water on a small twig fork and made of grass, hair, plant down and feathers. Its diet is almost exclusively insects caught in the air, but in the fall a few seed are also eaten. In the southwest US, this species is considered endangered as its riparian habitats are quickly disappearing.

The four-digit banding code is WIFL.


Marsh / swamp

Riparian / River forest
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Willow 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/willow-flycatcher

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

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

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

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

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