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Olive-sided Flycatcher

From Opus

Contopus cooperi
Photo by Steve Messick Crow Valley Camp Ground,  North-east Colorado, September 2004
Photo by Steve Messick
Crow Valley Camp Ground, North-east Colorado, September 2004


[edit] Identification

19 cm

  • Large-billed and heavy-headed bird
  • Deep olive-brown
  • Dark sides of breast and flanks
  • White patch down centre of breast
  • White feather tufts at base of tail
  • Broad, notched tail

[edit] Distribution

Breeds temperate North America; (Alaska, Canada through to the United States); winters south to Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Boreal forest, and forest edges open wooded areas, riparian sycamore and oak woods, farm fields,

On migration may be seen in rain forest at heights of around 600 m.

[edit] Behaviour

They are inclined to perch on the very tops of trees.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is formed from twigs and lined with soft materials, such as lichen, moss and grass. It is placed high up in an evergreen tree, near the end of a branch. The clutch consists of 3 brown-spotted buff eggs.

[edit] Diet

Diet includes winged insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. eNature
  3. BF Member observations

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