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Willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  Animal,Bird,Empidonax,Empidonax traillii,Geotagged,Nature,Passeriformes,Perching Bird,Tyrannidae,Tyrant flycatcher,United States,Vertebrate,Willow flycatcher Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. That's a very nice species intro, Joe! I had never heard of this bird. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Hi I don't think this is a least flycatcher Empidonax minimus.
    I think it is probably empidonax Traillii.
    Why, the orange beak, shape of body (minimus is rounder) and the white ring contrast.
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Could be. Both birds look very, very similar and I don't have enough experience to really distinguish between them (this is the only Empidonax I've ever actually seen). Posted 5 years ago

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The willow flycatcher is a small insect-eating, neotropical migrant bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. There are four subspecies of the willow flycatcher currently recognized, all of which breed in North America . ''Empidonax'' flycatchers are almost impossible to tell apart in the field so biologists use their songs to distinguish between them. The binomial commemorates the Scottish zoologist Thomas Stewart Traill.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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Uploaded Sep 7, 2015. Captured in Nature Trails, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/80s
  • ISO400
  • 0.00735294mm