La Sagra's Flycatcher

Myiarchus sagrae

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

LSFL

Code 6

MYISAG

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The La Sagra's Flycatcher is currently rated as Least Concern. This bird species is native to the United States, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. The range of this bird species is about 100,000 square kilometers. The population of La Sara's Flycatcher has not been quantified, but the bird is considered to be frequent within its native range. As a result, there are not any threats known to be present at this time that would endanger this bird species. The prior rating for La Sagra's Flycatcher was Lower Risk.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

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SUMMARY

Overview

La Sagra's Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher, gray-brown upperparts, slight crest, white underparts with pale yellow wash on belly, undertail coverts. Wings have two white bars, dark brown primaries with rufous edging. Long, dark tail has rufous edges on outer feathers. Black legs, feet.

 

Range and Habitat

La Sagra's Flycatcher: This species is endemic to the Caribbean, where it breeds on Cuba, Grand Cayman, and the Bahamas. It occurs as a casual to accidental vagrant in southern Florida, and an accidental vagrant in Alabama. Inhabits woodlands and forests where trees are large enough for nesting holes.

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La Sagra's Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

La Sagra's Flycatcher C1

Call is a high-pitched "wink" or "whit".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"wink, wink"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • La Sagra’s Flycatcher was first described in 1852 by the German/Cuban naturalist and taxonomist Juan Gundlach.
  • It is also known as the Cuban Flycatcher, the Cuban Crested Flycatcher, and the Bahama Flycatcher.
  • A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Samira Belous

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
CrestX
Tufts of feathers on the head of the bird.
PrimariesX
The primaries are the flight feathers specialized for flight. They are attached to the "hand" equivalent part of the wing.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X