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Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
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Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)

General Description: Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) are small Empidonax flycatchers with a large head, short tail, and short bill. Eyering expanded backwards (teardrop shape). Head and breast gray; throat light gray; belly somewhat yellowish. Bill mostly dark, including lower mandible. White outer tail feathers.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Fluvicolinae.

Favored Habitat: Pine-Fir forests.

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)
Note the white outer tail feather

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. These birds breed in higher-elevation forests in places like Mt. Charleston and the Sheep Range.

Comments:

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) If you were a tasty flying insect, this might be the last face you ever see!
Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)
Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)
Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) more to come ...
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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