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Willow Flycatcher


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small drab flycatcher of wet, brushy areas, the Willow Flycatcher is best identified by its voice. Nearly identical to the Alder Flycatcher; the two species were considered the same until the 1970s.


  • Song, call
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a harsh "fitz-bew" or "rrritz-bew," accented on the first syllable. Call note a mellow "whit."

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