Least Flycatcher

Adults have greyish-olive upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they have a conspicuous white eye ring, white wing bars, a small, short bill and a short tail. The breast is washed with grey and the sides of the belly with yellow. It is similar in appearance to the larger Eastern Wood Pewee.

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The Least Flycatcher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

North American RangeThe Least Flycatcher is the smallest flycatcher found in Washington. Like other confusingly similar Empidonax flycatchers, the Least has two white wing-bars, a white eye-ring, olive upperparts, and yellowish-cream underparts. back to top Habitat - Least Flycatchers are found at lower elevations in deciduous or mixed woods, often along rivers. They breed in semi-open, mature, and maturing woods. More

Least Flycatchers, one of the smallest and most common Empidonaces, are known for their propensity to form overt clusters of territories during the breeding season. The Least Flycatcher breeds in deciduous or mixed forests and is readily identified by its characteristic “chebec” song. In the spring, males sing incessantly and establish small territories in highly dense clusters that resemble classical leks. Extra-territorial forays by males and females often result in aggressive chases and fights during peak female fertility. More

* Least Flycatcher videos on the Internet Bird Collection * Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter * Least Flycatcher Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Least Flycatcher Information and Photos - South Dakota Birds and Birding * Least Flycatcher photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res – (Close-up) * Least Flycatcher, Canadian range, Canadian Biodiversity Web More

The Least Flycatcher is native to Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. This bird has a range of more than 6 million square kilometers around the world. The population of this bird is estimated at around 14 million square kilometers. The current rating for the Least Flycatcher is Least Concern. The prior rating for this bird species was Lower Risk, which was downgraded to Least Concern in 2004 as a result of both this bird's stability and size. More

The Least Flycatcher is the rarest of three Empidonax flycatchers that breed in Missouri, the other two being the Willow Flycatcher and the Acadian Flycatcher. Although an extremely rare breeder, Least Flycatchers are relatively common during migration. The persistent "chebec - chebec - chebec" call is somewhat ventriloquistic and difficult to locate. Least Flycatchers frequent mature forests with some open areas, and a variety of second growth habitats. More

The Least Flycatcher is a small, drab flycatcher that reaches near the southern limit of its breeding range in the highlands of northeastern Tennessee. As with other members of this genus, it is best identified by song, a harsh two-noted che-bek. Unlike other Empidonax flycatchers, it is more likely to sing during migration and has been reported across Tennessee in the spring. More

Least Flycatcher: Breeds from southern Yukon to northern Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, south to southern British Columbia, northeastern Wyoming, eastern Nebraska, southern Missouri, south-central Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and to southern Appalachians; winters from northern Mexico to Nicaragua. Widely distributed in open country; prefers shade trees and orchards in villages and city parks, and along rural roadsides and woodland borders. More

Least Flycatcher 1 - Galveston Co, TX - Sept Least Flycatcher 2 - Galveston Co, TX - Sept Site Navigation More

A small drab flycatcher of open woods, the Least Flycatcher is one of the smallest and most common flycatchers in North America. More

* Least Flycatcher, Birds of Nova Scotia * Least Flycatcher, Environment Canada This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

Bent Life History for the Least Flycatcher - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. LEAST FLYCATCHER EMPIDONAX MINIMUS (Baird and Baird) HABITS The familiar little "chebec," as we used to call it, is widely distributed in the Canadian and Transition Zones of eastern North America, where it is a common and well-known summer resident. More

The Least Flycatcher is a small and widespread member of the group of hard to identify flycatchers in the genus Empidonax. Studies have shown that Least Flycatchers typically spend about 64 days on the breeding grounds, and 58 days are needed to complete a nesting cycle. They may depart so soon after nesting in order to obtain a good winter territory, for which there is competition. More

Empidonax group, the Least Flycatcher is a characteristic bird of large shade trees; its presence is most easily detected by its call. An incubating bird is surprisingly tame and will often allow itself to be touched or even lifted off the nest. migration info: During winter, this flycatcher is most common in coastal Central America. On the Pacific slope, it prefers wooded ravines, while on the Caribbean side it is more often encountered in dense brush and wooded edge habitats. More

The least flycatcher is one of the smallest flycatchers in North America. They have a prominent white eye ring. Least flycatchers have two prominent wing bars, a brownish to olive back, and whitish underparts. Voice Their call is a harsh, two noted che-bek. Habitat They like semi-open woodlands, orchards, brushland, wooded edges, and wooded ravines. More

The Least Flycatcher is perhaps the most familiar member of the Empidonax group of flycatchers. The Least Flycatcher is a characteristic bird of large shade trees and its presence is most easily detected by its call - a dry, insect-like che-bec, snapped out and accented on the second syllable and uttered incessantly through the hottest days of summer. The Least Flycatcher is dull olive-gray above, whitish below, with two whitish wing bars and a conspicuous white eye ring. More

least flycatcher definition Hear it! = least flycatcher definition ☆ least flycatcher a small, gray tyrant flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) common in N North America least flycatcher noun A small grayish bird (Empidonax minimus) commonly inhabiting fields and groves of eastern North America. Also called chebec. Browse dictionary definitions near least flycatcher 1. leash 2. More

A Least Flycatcher in Iceland A strange looking bird, that had flown into a house, was caught by Katr More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Empidonax
Species : minimus
Authority : (Baird & Baird, 1843)