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Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
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Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

General Description: Ash-throated Flycatchers (Myiarchus cinerascens) are medium-sized flycatchers with red in the wings and tail, plus a yellow belly.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Tyranninae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub with perches and places with trees.

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

Where to Find: Ash-throats are fairly common. Watch for them in most desert areas flying out from a perch to catch a passing fly. Their rolling call often gives away their location before you see them. Corn Creek and Calico Basin are good places to check.

Comments:

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Almost all of the brown flycatchers with red in the wings seen around Las Vegas are Ash-throats, however, it is important to note that the red in the tail does not reach the tip of the tail feathers. This is in contrast to the Brown-crested Flycatcher, uncommon around Las Vegas, that has red all the way to the tip of the feathers.
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) If you were a tasty flying insect, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
It is not uncommon to see ATFL foraging on the ground
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Notice the yellow lips on this young bird
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Adult feeding grasshopper to fledgeling
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Adult fed grasshopper to fledgeling
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher in flight
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher nest hole in cottonwood tree
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher, notice sub-terminal red in tail
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher, notice sub-terminal red in tail
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher, notice sub-terminal red in tail
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher, notice sub-terminal red in tail
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher; Portal, Arizona
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher; Portal, Arizona
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher nest cavity in cottonwood tree
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher nest cavity in cottonwood tree (close up)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Ash-throated Flycatcher nest cavity in Joshua tree
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
There is an Ash-throated Flycatcher nest down there!

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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