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
  • Pibí Boreal (Spanish)
  • Moucherolle à côtés olive (French)
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