Living Bird Magazine
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Tyrannidae
A small and unassuming flycatcher of western North America, Hammond's Flycatcher breeds in mature coniferous forests. Hammond's Flycatcher looks very similar to Gray and Dusky flycatchers. All three species overlap in range, but differ in voice and habitat.More ID Info
- Mosquero de Hammond (Spanish)
- Moucherolle de Hammond (French)
- Cool Facts
- Early in the breeding season male Hammond's Flycatchers fight so vigorously defending their territories that they often become locked together in midair, fluttering to the ground.
- The Hammond's Flycatcher pulls wings off moths before consuming their bodies.
- The oldest recorded Hammond's Flycatcher was a female, and at least 7 years old when she was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Oregon.