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Cordilleran Flycatcher

Empidonax occidentalis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TYRANNIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Found mostly east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, the Cordilleran Flycatcher is a common small yellowish flycatcher of shaded forests. Nearly identical in appearance to the Pacific-slope Flycatcher, the two forms were formerly considered to be the same species, known as the "Western Flycatcher."

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Appearance

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Adult Description

  • Small flycatcher.
  • Prominent pale yellowish eyering and wingbars.
  • Back greenish brown.
  • Underparts yellowish.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but wingbars more buffy.

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