Acadian Flycatcher Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    Small and long-tailed, with a large, peaked head and a broad, flat bill. Sits with a distinctly upright posture. Wings are long for a flycatcher.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Yellow Warbler, smaller than a Great Crested Flycatcher.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-5.9 in (14-15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11.1-13.9 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.7-9.1 in (22-23 cm)