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Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
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Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)

General Description: Brown-crested Flycatchers (Myiarchus tyrannulus) are medium-sized, sexually monomorphic flycatchers. They are typical for Myiarchus flycatchers: brownish with red in the wings and tail, and a lighter belly that often shows some yellow. In contrast to the most common species of Myiarchus flycatcher around Las Vegas, the Ash Throated Flycatcher, this species has a much larger bill (longer and heavier) and the red in the tail extents to the tips of the feathers.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Tyranninae.

Favored Habitat: Open woods and farm fields near water.

Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)

Where to Find: Brown-crested Flycatchers are uncommon around Las Vegas, but look for them in areas with trees and water. They are most often reported from the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (Red Rocks Canyon NCA), but also Corn Creek and the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.

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Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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