Least Flycatcher

(Empidonax minimus)

Conservation Status
Least Flycatcher
Photo by Bill Reynolds
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

4½ to 6 in length

7½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Open deciduous or mixed woodlands, forest openings and edges

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Late April to early October

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant and 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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Bill Reynolds
       

2012 Least Flycather, Pennington County MN

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  'Least Flycatcher' in NJ- (2013)
jerseytweeter
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 30, 2013

...or, at least, I think it is a 'Least Flycatcher'. Hard for me to ID, especially, without a 'frontal view'...and, hearing his 'call'. Just as bad as ID'ing the 'Migratory Warblers'... :) Video taken August 27, 2013 - in NJ.

   
       
  Least Flycatcher Portrait
ebirdr
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 1, 2012

The Least Flycatcher is common in Canada and northern United States. It can be found in open woods, aspen groves, orchards, shade trees, villages, parks, rural roadsides, woodland borders. Appropriately named as it is the smallest and shortest billed flycatcher and spends the least amount if time on its nesting grounds for a flycatcher.

It has olive or grayish upperparts, whitish throat, grayish breast, with a pale yellow belly and under tail. Note the narrow but distinct eye ring and distinct wing bars. Grayer above and lighter below than other empidonax species.

Its song is a simple repeated "che-BEK" with a short "wit" call often repeated in a rapid series.

   
       
  Least Flycatcher by :Dan Nelson
Dan0221x
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 3, 2012

Photographed January 30, 2012 at Ragle Park, Sebastopol, California.

5th Sonoma County record, 2nd winter record for Sebastopol area.

   
       
  Least Flycatcher
Woodfibrebirder
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 22, 2013

Least Flycatcher - Squamish River Estuary - June 22, 2013 Make sure you watch the video at the highest resolution by clicking on the little gear symbol in the lower right hand corner of the video and choosing 720p

   
       
  Least Flycatcher - Anne Arundel County
Dan Haas
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 24, 2013

via YouTube Capture

   
       

 

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Bill Reynolds
2012

Location: Pennington County MN

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