Alder Flycatcher Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A small flycatcher with an upright posture and a large, usually rounded head. The bill is straight and fairly broad, and the wings are short.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Common Yellowthroat, smaller than an Eastern Phoebe.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-6.7 in (13-17 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (12.1-14.9 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm)