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    Olive-sided Flycatcher

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    Olive-sided Flycatcher

    Contopus cooperi
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Tyrannidae
    Basic Description

    A distinctive large flycatcher of the boreal and western coniferous forests, the Olive-sided Flycatcher gives its "quick-three-beers" song from the tops of tall snags. It makes dashing flights from its high perch to catch flying insects, then returns to the same perch.

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    Other Names
    • Papamoscas Boreal (Spanish)
    • Moucherolle à côtés olive (French)
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