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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 (Gwybedog Brith).
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.
The flycatcher, 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.