La Sagra's Flycatcher

Myiarchus sagrae

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

LSFL

Code 6

MYISAG

ITIS

Egg Color:

White, marked with red brown, purple and black



Number of Eggs:

3 - 5



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

In tree cavity.



Nest Material:

Grasses, weeds, hair, feathers, and twigs.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

La Sagra's Flycatcher: Medium-sized flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts, slight crest, and white underparts with pale yellow wash on belly and undertail coverts. Wings have two white bars and contrasting dark brown primaries with rufous edging. Tail is long and dark with rufous edges on outer tail feathers. Sexes are similar.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

La Sagra's Flycatcher: Three to five white eggs marked with red brown, purple and black are laid in a natural cavity or abandoned woodpecker hole lined with grass, weeds, hair, feathers, and twigs. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

La Sagra's Flycatcher: Eats insects, fruits, and berries. Hawks flying insects beneath tree crowns.

Vocalization

La Sagra's Flycatcher: Song is a squeaky "wink, wink" given in two’s or three’s.

Similar Species

La Sagra's Flycatcher: Ash-throated Flycatcher is larger, has more rufous on tail, slightly brighter yellow belly, and different voice.

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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.
Outer tail feathersX
The tail feathers farthest from the center.
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