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    Willow Flycatcher Identification

    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)