Cordilleran Flycatcher

ID Info
  • Cordilleran Flycatcher
  • Cordilleran Flycatcher
  • Cordilleran Flycatcher
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Cordilleran Flycatcher

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

Found mostly east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, the Cordilleran Flycatcher is a common small yellowish flycatcher of shaded forests. Nearly identical in appearance to the Pacific-slope Flycatcher, the two forms were formerly considered to be the same species, known as the "Western Flycatcher."

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Other Names
  • Mosquero Cordillerano (Spanish)
  • Moucherolle des ravins (French)
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