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Acadian Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher

© Greg Lavaty

Empidonax virescens

Family: (Tyrannidae) Tyrant Flycatchers

Preferred Habitat: Deciduous woodlands

Seasonal Occurrence: Most common spring and fall; an uncommon breeder in our area.

Notes by Susan Billetdeaux: One of the confusing "empids" (grayish plumage with pale wing-bars and eye rings), Acadian Flycatchers are best identified by their call, an explosive Pizza with strong accent on the first syllable. Acadian Flycatchers are usually spotted at treetop level, close to water. Their breasts appear paler than most other empids, but can become strongly washed with yellow in the fall.

Comments by Don Verser: Identification of Acadian Flycatcher should be confirmed by loud "peek" call note. Narrow eye ring.

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