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Hammond's Flycatcher


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small and unassuming flycatcher of western North America, Hammond's Flycatcher breeds in mature coniferous forests. Hammond's Flycatcher looks very similar to Gray and Dusky flycatchers. All three species overlap in range, but differ in voice and habitat.


Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small flycatcher.
  • Prominent eyering and wingbars.
  • Back grayish.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but wingbars broader and more buff.

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Similar Species

  • Closely resembles Dusky and Gray flycatchers, whose ranges overlap in some areas with Hammond's. Habitat, song, and sometimes range are the best ways to distinguish among these species.
  • Gray and Hutton's vireos also are small, drab, birds with white wingbars, but the vireos have a more horizontal perching posture and narrow, hooked bills.

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