Great Crested Flycatcher
The Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus, is a large insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family.
Adults are brownish on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have a long rusty brown tail and a bushy crest. Their throat and breast are grey.
Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed forests across eastern North America. They nest in a cavity in a tree. A snake skin is usually included in the lining of the nest; sometimes a plastic wrapper is substituted.
These birds migrate to Mexico and South America, also Florida and Cuba.
They wait on a high perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick food off vegetation. They also eat fruits and berries.
This bird's call is a whistled weep.
Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
Great Crested Flycatcher Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Great Crested Flycatcher Information and Photos - South Dakota Birds and Birding
Great Crested Flycatcher videos on the Internet Bird Collection
Great Crested Flycatcher photo gallery VIREO
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