Alder Flycatcher

(Empidonax alnorum)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
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N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
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not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

5½ to 6 in length

8½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Deciduous woodlands, riparian woodlands, wooded swamps

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Mid-April to early June and August to early September

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant, locally common breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)  
 

Genus

Empidonax (empidonax flycatchers)  
       
 

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Alder Flycatcher
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Alder Flycatcher
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  Alder Flycatcher in Maine
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About

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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  Alder Flycatcher Portrait
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About

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".

 
  Alder Flycatcher
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Uploaded on Aug 1, 2011

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

 
       

 

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