Swallow-tailed flycatcher

This bird occurs in a wide variety of habitats including pastures, riparian forests, and open residential areas with scattered trees. Its breeding range is from central Mexico to central Argentina. In most of this range it is usually found year-round, but in the southern parts of its range it retreats northward for the winter. This species is also known to wander widely. It occurs almost annually in the United States and Canada.

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

known as the swallow-tailed flycatcher, it is found in the central US and Mexico. They live in large flocks which can number in the thousands during migration season. The bird is arond 12" long with much of that being its long, grey tail. Its head and breast is a dusty white. It has a short black beak. The flycatcher eats insects and catches many of them on the wing. It raises chicks in sets of 5. More

that the Swallow-tailed Flycatcher has never been obtained from the time of Buffon to the period of Major Long's expedition to the unexplored region it inhabits. The specimen before us, which is a fine adult male, was shot by Mr. Titian Peale, on the twenty- fourth of August, on the Canadian fork of the Arkansaw river. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Tyrannus
Species : savana
Authority : Vieillot, 1808