Willow Flycatcher

Adults have brown-olive upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they have an indistinct white eye ring, white wing bars and a small bill. The breast is washed with olive-grey. The upper part of the bill is grey; the lower part is orangish. At one time, this bird and the Alder Flycatcher were considered to be a single species, Traill's Flycatcher.

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

In addition to wingbars the Willow Flycatcher has a relatively flat forehead and a distinct peak on the rear crown. It also has a broad, straight-sided tail. It has a less obvious eye-ring than the Alder Flycatcher which it very closely resembles and can best be distinguished from it by voice. It can also be distinguished in part by breeding range since the Willow Flycatcher's breeding range extends further south. More

Willow Flycatcher, adult at the nest Figure 1. Distribution of the Willow Flycatcher in North and Middle America. The Willow Flycatcher is a common migratory species that breeds in a variety of usually shrubby, often wet habitats from Maine to British Columbia and as far south as southern Arizona and southern California. It winters from southern Mexico to northern South America in habitats similar to those occupied on the breeding grounds. More

The Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) is a small insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. Adults have brown-olive upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they have an indistinct white eye ring, white wing bars and a small bill. The breast is washed with olive-grey. The upper part of the bill is grey; the lower part is orangish. At one time, this bird and the Alder Flycatcher were considered to be a single species, Traill's Flycatcher. More

Diagnostic CharacteristicsThe Willow Flycatcher is generally indistinguishable from the Alder Flycatcher (E. alnorum), but tends to lack a conspicuous eye ring (Alder Flycatcher tends to have one), have a slightly longer bill, and is less green above. It is reliably distinguished from the Alder Flycatcher only by voice. Its song is a sneezy "fitz-bew", with the accent on the first syllable (Alder Flycatcher song is "rrree-beea" or fee-bee-o" with the accent on the second syllable) (Kaufman 1990, McCabe 1991). More

The Willow Flycatcher has a considerable global range reaching up to generally 7.3 million square kilometers. This bird can be found throughout the Caribbean, North America and Central America including Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and the United States. It also has a vagrant population in Jamaica. This species appears in an array of environments including forests, shrublands, inland wetlands and even pastureland. More

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher sitting in someone's hand THE SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER (Empidonax traillii extimus) is a small passerine bird placed on the federal Endangered Species list in 1995. The purpose of this web site is to provide a centralized location where the viewer can find out what the flycatcher looks and sounds like, and learn about the status, distribution, biology and habitats of this endangered bird. More

willow flycatcher's distribution and status. However, many areas of suitable or potential habitat remain unsurveyed. Given the low population and patchy distribution of this species, it is important to intensify efforts to find and verify all breeding sites. More

to introduce you to the Willow Flycatcher project of the central Sierra Nevada. Willow Fycatchers have been an important part of my life for the past 5 years, and hopfully you will understand why after viewing this site. - ABOUT ME Lisa M. Vormwald Current Position: M.S. candidate, Wildlife Science,Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Jan. 2008 - present Advisor: Dr. Michael L. More

The Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) is associated with willow bushes and other deciduous shrubs in open habitats across North America. Flycatcher WillowPoor documentation regarding distribution and abundance of the Willow Flycatcher population in Alberta is due, in part, to the confusion of the split between the Alder and the Willow Flycatchers. Consequently, the status of the Willow Flycatcher was listed as Undetermined in the 1985, 1991 and 1996 Provincial Wildlife Status reviews. More

A small drab flycatcher of wet, brushy areas, the Willow Flycatcher is best identified by its voice. Nearly identical to the Alder Flycatcher; the two species were considered the same until the 1970s. More

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Overall, the Willow Flycatcher is a common and widespread species, with populations stable or increasing in the East, but declining in most western regions. The southwestern subspecies (E. t. extimus) is of highest conservation concern and is listed as an endangered species. This population is highly restricted to riparian forest stands and is greatly reduced from its historical distribution. More

North American RangeThe Willow Flycatcher is one of the largest flycatchers in the genus Empidonax, with a relatively flat forehead and distinct peak on the rear of its crown. It is gray in color, with buffy or light-gray wing-bars and an almost invisible white eye-ring. The lack of visible eye-ring helps distinguish it from the other Empidonax flycatchers. It has a pale breast and white throat, and the base of the lower mandible is yellow. More

The historic range of the southwestern willow flycatcher in California included riparian areas throughout the southern third of the state; it was reported as common in the Los Angeles basin, the San Bernardino/Riverside area, and in San Diego County. It was also a common breeder along the lower Colorado River, near Yuma. Currently, stable nesting groups are reported from only two locations, along the South Fork of the Kern River and along the Santa Margarita River on Camp Pendleton. More

Spotting a Willow Flycatcher can be difficult if you don't know what to look and listen for. You can differentiate this particular Flycatcher from other Flycatcher species by its song. Difficulty: Moderately ChallengingInstructions 1. Step 1 Look for the Willow Flycatcher in moist areas, such as thickets, marshes and swamps. The bird also lives in brushy areas and in pastures. More

Appendix D: Willow Flycatcher Sites in the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Planning Area Analysis to support the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Appendix E: Science Consistency Review Report List of Preparers References Acronyms and Abbreviation SEIS Volume 2 = SNFPA Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement January 2004 Chapter 3: Affected Environment = Contents More

the southwestern willow and other willow flycatchers is their song, a sneezy “fitz-bew”. The southwestern willow flycatcher is present in breeding territories by mid-May. It builds nests and lays eggs in late May and early June (average clutch size is 2 to 5 eggs) and fledges young in early to mid-July. Second clutches only occur if the first clutch failed. Between August and September, the southwestern willow flycatcher migrates to wintering grounds in Mexico, Central America, and possibly northern South America. More

The southwestern subspecies of the Willow Flycatcher has been federally listed as endangered since 1995, with critical habitat being designated in 2005. It is one of four recognized subspecies of the Willow Flycatcher and breeds only in dense riparian habitats in the southwestern United States. In New Mexico, the species is found primarily along the Gila River and Rio Grande drainages. More

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher - Illustration by Bill Singleton Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii extimus The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher is a small bird standing six inches high and weighing half an ounce.1 It has a green-gray back and wings, a white throat, a light olive breast, and a pale yellow belly.2 It is most recognized by its calls: a sharp whit! or a "sneezy witch-pew or fitz-bew. More

SUBSPECIES STATUS: The Willow Flycatcher was named by the American Ornithologist's Union in 1973 (AOU 1973) when the species E. traillii was divided into two species, the Willow (E. traillii) and Alder (E. alnorum) Flycatchers. There are five subspecies of the Willow Flycatcher currently recognized (Federal Register 1995, Browning 1993, Unitt 1987). Three of these subspecies occur in California (Phillips 1948, Unitt 1987). E.t. brewsteri ("Little Willow Flycatcher") Breeds in California from Tulare County (S. Laymon, pers. comm. More

The Willow Flycatcher is slightly smaller than the House Sparrow. It is dull gray-green above, whitish below, with two dull white wing bars and a narrow white eye ring (often not noticeable). Other western Empidonax flycatchers have a more conspicuous eye ring or are grayer above. The Willow Flycatcher is distinguishable from the Alder Flycatcher only by voice, breeding habitat and nest. The song of the Willow Flycatcher is a wheezy fitz-bew or pit-speer. More

The Willow Flycatcher nests in scattered locations across Tennessee, overlapping with the closely related Alder Flycatchers only in the far northeastern part of the state. These two species are so similar in appearance that they were thought to be the same species, Trail's Flycatcher, until 1973. Rangewide the Willow Flycatcher nests further south than the Alder Flycatcher, and is found across southern Canada and through the middle of the United States. It spends the winter in Central and South America. More

vues SmithsonianMBC — 8 juin 2009 — Willow Flycatcher recorded by George Jameson. SmithsonianMBC — 8 juin 2009 — Willow Flycatcher recorded by George Jameson. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Empidonax
Species : traillii
Authority : (Audubon, 1828)