Dusky Flycatcher Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A small, slight songbird with short, pointed bill, rather short, pointed wings (shorter primary projection than Hammond’s Flycatcher). The tail looks rather long (because of the short primary feathers).

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Yellow-rumped Warbler, smaller than a Black Phoebe.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (9-11 g)
      • Wingspan: 7.9-9.1 in (20-23 cm)