Great Crested Flycatcher

(Myiarchus crinitus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Great Crested Flycatcher

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon to common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Openings and edges, and sometimes the interior, of deciduaus and mixed woodlands and forests

Size

8 to 9in length

13 wingspan

Photo by Tom Baker

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Subspecies
Massassachusetts birds had been separated as a subspecies, Myiarchus crinitus boreus based on the size of the bill. However, this is a regional variation and does not justify separating as a subspecies. Currently, there are no recognized subspecies of Myiarchus crinitus.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Great Crested Flycatcher (Tyrannidae: Myiarchus crinitus)
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Uploaded on May 23, 2010

Photographed at Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (23 May 2010).

 
     
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Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (01 July 2009).

 
     
  Great Crested Flycatchers and their nest
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Published on Jul 1, 2012

Great-Crested Flycatchers frequently make their nest over water and I was lucky enough to capture them. I would have liked to film the young also but a heat wave ruled that out.

 
     
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Uploaded on Jun 11, 2010

This is a great close up of A Great Crested Flycatcher going into the nest that they have been working on for some time don't know how many eggs, but hope to get video of the young when they hatch. So this would be a great time to Subscribe because I plan on taking video of them daily if i have time to find out when her eggs hatch and to see what she bring the young to eat. There is feeders close so you will hear other birds around has already been stocking the hummingbird feed for wasps I have plenty of great bird habitat Around the house Just have to get the time to get out in it and see what i can find. My plans are to video as many different bird as i can find and post them here on You Tube for others to enjoy.

 
     
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Published on Sep 16, 2012

A Great Crested Flycatcher up close in HD

 
     

 

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9/4/2011

Location: Edenbrook Conservation Area

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