Narcissus Flycatcher

Ficedula narcissina

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

NAFL

Code 6

FICNAR

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Narcissus Flycatcher has a large range, estimated globally at 100,000 to 1,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Asia, the Russian Federation, and the United States, this bird prefers forest and shrubland ecosystems, though it can live in rural and urban areas. The global population of this bird has not been determined, but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Narcissus Flycatcher is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Narcissus Flycatcher: Small flycatcher, black head, nape, back, wings, and yellow-orange throat, upper breast, and eye brow; rump is yellow. Wings have white wing patch on inner secondary coverts; tail is long, black. Belly and undertail coverts are white. Black legs, feet. Weak fluttering flight.


Range and Habitat

Narcissus Flycatcher: These birds are native to Eastern Asia, where they are a common species. In North America, the Narcissus Flycatcher accidentally occurs only along the most western portions of the Aleutian archipelago. This bird frequents forests and wooded hillsides, but can also often be seen in thickets near water.

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Narcissus Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

Narcissus Flycatcher E2

Song is a series of varied, warbled phrases.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"pee-pee-ppeyou-eeto-foyee", "tink-tink", "tok tok tok", "heu"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The name of the Narcissus Flycatcher is a reference to the yellow color of many varieties of the narcissus flower.
  • Nests of first-spring males are found at lower altitudes than those of older males.
  • 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.

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Chris Vest

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
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.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
UnderpartsX

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

Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X