Thursday, December 29, 2016

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Erika and I discovered this Olive-sided Flycatcher in Carleton College’s lower arboretum on 3 June 2016. Typical of the species, this bird foraged from and returned to the dead tops of a tall tree. From these perches, they sally forth in search of flying insects and especially bees (Altman and Sallabanks 2012). Its relatively large bill and vested appearance are among this flycatcher’s field marks.

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