Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus



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Field Marks
  • Gray throat and breast
  • Yellow underparts
  • Brownish-olive upperparts
  • Pale wing bars and tertial edges
  • Brown tail with rust edges

Habitat

Forages high in the dense canopy of eastern forests.  Usually nests in a cavity of dead trees or limbs, often in an old woodpecker hole.  Has an odd habit of lining its nest with a shed snake skin.  Often heard and not seen.

Status

A common summer resident.  Also commonly seen or heard during spring and fall migration.