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Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
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Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)

General Description: Cordilleran Flycatchers (Empidonax occidentalis) are small, sexually monomorphic birds. As with other members of the genus, Empids are small, drab flycatchers with eye rings and wingbars. Most Empids have a bit of yellow-green on the back and belly, and this one is no different, although it has a bit more yellow on the belly. The wing bars are white. Cordilleran Flycatchers have a pronounced teardrop-shaped white eye ring, and the lower mandible is all yellow. The call is a loud "pit peet!"

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Fluvicolinae.

Favored Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands; higher-elevation Mojave Desert Scrub.

Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Tear-drop eyering and all-yellow lower mandible

Where to Find: During migration, they can be found everywhere, but when you look for them, they are nowhere to be found; check Corn Creek and the Henderson BVP.

Comments:

Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis) If you were a tasty flying insect, you'd better hope you never see this face!
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (July 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (July 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Oct 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (July 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (July 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (July 15)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (July 15)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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