Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher
 The brown-crested flycatcher is found from Arizona and southern Texas down through Mexico, Central and South America. They are year round residents in most of their territory, however birds that nest in the United Sates often migrate to Mexico for the winter. They are often found in riparian forests, open woodlands, and desert scrub habitats, where they hunt insects on the wing in the under brush. They will also sometimes eat lizards or fruit depending on what is available. They look very similar to the ash-throated flycatcher but usually have a broader beak and depper yellow belly. This photo was taken at The Santa Ana NWR in south Texas.

6 comments:

Adam Jones said...

Nice looking bird. I like its crown.

Margaret Adamson said...

well named. Love his crest.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Very charismatic bird =)

Roger Owen Green said...

handsome creature

ROG, ABCW

fredamans said...

Beautiful bird!

NC Sue said...

Nice capture there.
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