Alternative name: American Dusky Flycatcher
Disambiguation: For African Dusky Flycatcher (Muscicapa adusta) see African Dusky Flycatcher
- Empidonax oberholseri
13-15.2 cm, 9.3-11.4 g
Back gray with slight olive tinge; breast buffy, with light throat; belly very pale yellow. Narrow white eye ring and white wing bars; long tail.
Hammond's Flycatcher differs most obviously in its longer primary projection, also slightly darker breast and smaller bill; although usually seen in tall conifers, on migration Hammond's can occur with Dusky in lower scrub. Gray Flycatcher has longer bill with dark tip. Gray dips tail down like a phoebe while Dusky pumps tail up.
Scrub, brushland, thickets, open low coniferous forests, and mountain chaparral. Unlike Hammond's Flycatcher, not in tall, dense conifers except at the edges of open areas or where where tree spacing is more open.
The diet includes insects.
The nest is cupshaped.
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