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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

External links

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

Stamps Canada

Great Crested Flycatcher videos on the Internet Bird Collection

Great Crested Flycatcher photo gallery VIREO

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