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Olive-Sided Flycatcher

Contopus cooperi


Olive-sided flycatcher


Base of a small canyon full of mesquite, acacia, creosote and ocotillo. This bird was seen perched on an acacia next to a large grassy area.


Happy to see one, was my first time.

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AshleyT 9 years ago

Yep, looks like olive-sided to me. Other possibility is western wood-pewee, but they tend to have a paler "vested" appearance where your bird looks to be pretty contrasty with the gray on the sides. Only thing giving me a problem is your bird seems to have fairly prominent wing bars for an olive-sided, but I'm sure that is just individual variation. Chest seems too contrasty for it to be a pewee

El Paso City Limits, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2015
Submitted on Apr 28, 2015

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