Nutting's Flycatcher

Myiarchus nuttingi

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

NUFL

Code 6

MYINUT

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Nutting's Flycatcher has a very large range, extending up to 640,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the United States. It prefers to inhabit forested and shrub land regions. It also appears in subtropical and tropical areas as well. The global population of this bird has not been quantified, but it is considered to be “frequent” in a large portion of its range. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this bird will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Nutting's Flycatcher have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Nutting's Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with olive-brown upperparts, yellow belly and undertail coverts, darker olive-brown crown, brown tail and wings, and pale gray throat, breast. Feeds on insects and berries. Strong flight on rapidly beating wings. Hovers and dips to pick up prey.

 

Range and Habitat

Nutting's Flycatcher: This species is a native of Mexico and occurs there as a resident along the Pacific Coast. It occurs accidentally in extreme southeastern Arizona. These birds frequent interiors and the edges of deciduous woodlots. They also occur in second-growth forests, from low to middle levels.

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Nutting's Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

Nutting's Flycatcher WW1

Call is a short, repeated "wheek".

Nutting's Flycatcher O1

Series of high-pitched calls.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"wheep, wheep", "wheek, wheek", "ki, di-di-dir"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Nutting's Flycatcher was named after zoologist Charles Cleveland Nutting.
  • It is almost identical in appearance to the Ash-throated Flycatcher and is distinguishable in the field only by song.
  • It is separated from other confusingly similar Myiarchus species by its call, a sharp weeep.
  • 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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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.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
UnderpartsX

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

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