Alder Flycatcher

(Empidonax alnorum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant, locally common breeder

Habitat

Deciduous woodlands, riparian woodlands, wooded swamps

Size

5½ to 6 in length

8½ wingspan


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Migration

Mid-April to early June and August to early September


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Jun 4, 2012

Alder flycatchers are a common species in scrubby areas and often near water. I found a pair of birds defending their territory against another alder flycatcher. The pair were very active and vocal and you can hear a lot of different calls and threat gestures. © 2012 Garth McElroy

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Published on May 31, 2012

The Alder Flycatcher is common in Canada and northern United States. It can be found in deciduous forests, willow, alders, streamside and lakeside thickets.

It has brownish-gray upperparts, a whitish throat, a pale olive breast, with a pale yellow belly. It has a more distinct eye ring than the very similar Willow Flycatcher. Also of note is its distinct wing bars.

It can only be reliably told from Willow flycatcher by its wetter habitat and distinct voice.

The song is a downward accented "fee-bee-o"; also a "wee-bee" and a "wheer".

 
     
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Uploaded on Aug 1, 2011

Alder Flycatcher singing in a Connecticut bog. ©JimZipp.com 2011

 
     

 

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