Older male Red-breasted Flycatchers
tend to arrive earlier on the breeding grounds and achieve higher mating success and are more likely to father extra-pair young (Mitrus 2007, Mitrus et al.
IT never ceases to amaze me that, by knocking together six pieces of wood into a nest box, and siting it in oak woodland, this will create a new nest opportunity for a Pied Flycatcher
Interaction between the scissor-tailed flycatchers
and blue jays was initiated by the blue jays.
To establish the number of breeding flycatchers
, the park is expanding its sound-monitoring program this year, covering the entire canyon from Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead.
A scissor-tailed flycatcher
was discovered at the airport early Wednesday morning by local bird expert Jeffrey S.
A mutation of a single DNA base can lead to a striking colour change, as demonstrated by two closely related flycatcher
populations in the Solomon Islands.
He has also sent his flycatchers
to Japan, Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
But researchers now say collared flycatchers
with a dashing and curious character are especially likely to get caught in researchers' traps.
After three years of baseline standardized surveys, detections of migratory willow flycatchers
have significantly increased from original 2001 estimates.
Large numbers of redstarts and pied flycatchers
are being reported to the British Trust for Ornithology via the BirdTrack online survey, which monitors the movements of birds throughout the country.
He includes ducks, vultures, hawks, quail, owls, goatsuckers, hummingbirds, trogons, flycatchers
, wrens, thrushes, warblers, sparrow, orioles and finches, providing beautiful color photographs and lively descriptions.
Most people spot flycatchers
because of their unique hunting method - the perched bird springs into the air, snaps up a passing insect with an audible click and returns to its favourite perch.
Separate monographs by these same authors on flycatchers
and vireos make no mention of population changes that might explain why Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers
were once common in Urbana but recently scarce near Charleston nor why White-eyed Vireo records are numerous here but infrequent during Smith's (1930) Urbana study.
, distinguishable from other flycatchers
only by its song, makes its home in the scrubby wet areas of the preserve's bog.
And while it's unusual to see one of these mainly nocturnal cats, birders are often thrilled to find thick-billed parrots, elegant trogons, golden eagles and vermilion flycatchers
in the Sierra Madre.