Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Myiarchus tuberculifer

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

DCFL

Code 6

MYITUB

ITIS

Egg Color:

White with brown, lavender and olive gray marks



Number of Eggs:

4 - 5



Incubation Days:

14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

4 - 50 feet above ground.



Nest Material:

Lined with weeds, feathers, grass, twigs, bark strips, hair, plant fibers, and leaves.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Dusky-capped Flycatcher: Small Myiarchus flycatcher with olive-brown upperparts, white and red-edged wing feathers, and rufous tail. Throat and breast are pale gray and belly is pale yellow.

Range and Habitat

Dusky-capped Flycatcher: Breeds in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, locally in Texas, and into central western Mexico. Spends winters in coastal California or south of the U.S.-Mexico border from central Mexico south into the tropics. Preferred habitats include scrub oak thickets and canyon growths.

Breeding and Nesting

Dusky-capped Flycatcher: Four or five white eggs, marked with brown, lavender, olive and gray, are laid in a tree cavity lined with weeds, feathers, grass, twigs, bark strips, hair, plant fibers, and leaves. Eggs are incubated for approximately 14 days by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Dusky-capped Flycatcher: Eats insects and some fruits and berries. Forages in the air or on the ground; watches for prey while perching.

Vocalization

Dusky-capped Flycatcher: Song is a plaintive "pee-ur", rising and then falling in pitch, followed by a soft "huit." Call note is a soft "huit."

Similar Species

Dusky-capped Flycatcher: Great Crested and Brown-crested flycatchers are larger with longer, thicker bills; Great Crested also has a darker gray throat and breast, and more rust-brown on tail. Ash-throated Flycatcher has paler yellow underparts and more rust-brown on tail.

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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.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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