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Great Crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus crinitus

Description:

Medium-sized songbird; large flycatcher. Bright yellow belly. Cinnamon rufous in wings and tail. Pale wingbars.

Habitat:

A treetop hunter of deciduous forests and suburban areas, the Great Crested Flycatcher is easier to hear than to see. The only eastern flycatcher that nests in cavities, it often includes snakeskin in the nest lining.

Notes:

I have been watching a pair of these for over a year now. They are often easy to see, but by the time you raise your camera to snap off a shot, they fly off after yet another bug :)

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10 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Thank you Atul :)

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

lovely!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Hard to get photos of these as they are constantly on the move ;) and their colors are wonderful

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Welcome Mary... Bird's colour combination in plumage is very lovely...

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Thank you AshishNimkar -photo order has been changed :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Mary 3rd Shot to be on front... very neat...clear shot it is.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Thank you Alice :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Lovely series!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Thank you Birdlady6000 - sure isn't an easy one to photograph!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 7 years ago

I really enjoyed your photos of this beautiful, active bird!

MaryEvans2
Spotted by
MaryEvans2

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.44, Long: -84.28

Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 12, 2012

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