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Dusky Flycatcher
Empidonax oberholseri

Flycatchers
Flycatcher Family (Tyrannidae)

Size: Length: 13-15 cm

Description: Less common than most of our other flycatchers, the dusky flycatcher appears and sounds almost identical to Hammond's flycatcher. Only experts can distinguish them in the field. They are olive-brown above, and light below. They have a light eye-ring, and two horizontal bands in the wing. The base of the lower mandible has a hint of orange. The call is a fast, high-pitched "phe-reet". Similar species include the willow flycatcher which lacks the eye-ring. The lower mandible of the least flycatcher is more visibly orange, and lacks the gray outer edge to the tail. The nest is near the ground, hidden within a low shrub.

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