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Willow Flycatcher Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Willow Flycatchers are small, slender flycatchers, but they are one of the larger members of the Empidonax genus. They have a fairly long, thin tail and wings. The bill is broad. Like other flycatchers, they tend to perch upright.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Yellow Warbler, smaller than a Western or Eastern Wood-Pewee.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-6.7 in (13-17 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.6 oz (11-16 g)
      • Wingspan: 7.5-9.4 in (19-24 cm)