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Hammond's Flycatcher

Empidonax hammondii ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TYRANNIDAE

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.

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Appearance

Flycatchers
Flycatchers
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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  • Adult

    Hammond's Flycatcher

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Channel Islands, California, April 2000

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.