Gray-streaked Flycatcher

Muscicapa griseisticta

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

GSFL

Code 6

MUSGRI

ITIS

Egg Color:

Olive gray



Number of Eggs:

4 - 5



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

In tree cavity.



Nest Material:

Grasses, twigs, and lichen., Lined with hair and small feathers.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts and dark streaked white underparts. Tail is very short and notched; wings are gray-brown with indistinct white wing bar. Undertail coverts are white. Face shows white eye-ring and distinct brown malar mark; throat is white. Bill is black. Sexes are similar.

Range and Habitat

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: This Old World flycatcher makes its rare appearances only on the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska. It may also found on Kamchatka Islands and in Siberia. It frequents coniferous and mixed woodland areas, preferring woodland edges in plains habitats and low hills for nesting.

Breeding and Nesting

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: Four to five olive gray eggs are laid in a tree cavity or crevice where nest is built from grasses, twigs, and lichens; lined with hair and small feathers. Both sexes build the nest but female does the majority of work. Incubation ranges from 11 to 15 days and is carried out by the female. Young stay in nest for 12-14 days while they are being fed by both sexes. These birds have one to two broods per year.

Foraging and Feeding

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: This bird feeds primarily on insects. It often perches on tree branches from which it sallies forth to hawk insects in flight. Then it returns to the same perch or to the one nearby.

Vocalization

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: Call is a bold "speet-teet-teet." Also produces a soft, twittering song.

Similar Species

Palau Flycatcher has blue upperparts, plain rufous underparts, and shorter primaries.

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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.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X