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    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
    • Papamoscas Amarillo Barranqueño (Spanish)
    • Moucherolle des ravins (French)
    • Cool Facts