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    Acadian Flycatcher

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    Acadian Flycatcher

    Empidonax virescens
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Tyrannidae
    Basic Description

    A denizen of mature deciduous forests and streamsides, the Acadian Flycatcher is usually first noticed by its explosive "peet-sah" call. It is the largest and greenest of the North American Empidonax.

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    Other Names
    • Papamoscas Verdoso (Spanish)
    • Moucherolle vert (French)
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