Least Flycatcher

(Empidonax minimus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open deciduous or mixed woodlands, forest openings and edges

Size

4½ to 6 in length

7½ wingspan


Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April to early October


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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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
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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
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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
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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

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