Thursday, December 29, 2011

Brown-Crested Flycatcher Facts, Pictures, Information

This is our greatest Myiarchus. The american subspecies dwarves the lesser dusky-capped; the lower subspecies is more detailed in size to the excellent crested and the ash-­throated. Brown-cresteds prefer more older, secure environments where bigger home space are available. Polytypic (7 ssp.; 2 in South America). Length 7.2–9.2" (18–23 cm)

Identification Adult: grey and yellow-colored areas of underparts fairly shiny, with quick gray-yellow comparison on chest. External sets of longest tail down substantially rufous on inner webs; black base lines and rufous increase to feather tips. Expenses proportionately long, heavy, and black. Lips filling generally flesh-colored. Juvenile: identical, but secondaries (except white inner 2) and side cafes are rustic surrounded and inner internets of longest tail down are more substantially rufous (dark base red stripe mostly lacking).

Geographic Difference Larger magister types in Free airline lower through american Mexico; lesser cooperi types in lower Tx and lower Southern area usa lower to Honduras.

Similar Types The excellent crested has a dark grey face and breast; olive rinse on factors of breast; wide white edge to inward secondary; all-rufous inner internets of longest tail feathers; orange-yellow mouth lining; and paler base to lower mandible. The lesser, paler ash-throated has white move between grey and yellow-colored on underparts, and its longest tail tip is usually black not rufous. The lesser Nutting’s and dusky-capped have red mouth lining; the dusky-capped has much less rufous in longest tail.

Voice Call: a razor-sharp whit. Reproduction, a tough, climbing down burrrk (or rasp) or whay-burg. Beginning song: recurring whit paperwork, vibrato whistles, burrrk paperwork, and other complicated words.

Status and Submission Common. Breeding: riparian woodlands, thorn do, columnar exotic leave. Migration: in early spring, occurs in Tx extremely by mid- to overdue Goal, more generally beginning to mid-April; occurs in Free airline overdue April–early May. In slip, generally leaves May, unusual after mid-September. Winter: mexico to Honduras. Vagrant: recreational, mainly fall-winter, to seaside Califorinia (magister) and to seaside Tx, La, and California (cooperi, but 1 La rec. of magister).

Population Constant.

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