Flycatcher Pictures © Bill Schmoker

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Olive-sided Flycatcher, Archuleta County, Colorado.

Olive-sided Flycatcher, RMBO Barr Lake Banding Station, 9/1/02.

Olive-sided Flycatcher, RMBO Barr Lake Banding Station, 9/1/02.

Western Wood-Pewee, Garden Canyon, Arizona, 8/06.

Western Wood-Pewee, Yuma County, Colorado, 5/06.

Western Wood-Pewee, Skunk Canyon, Boulder, Colorado.

Wood-Pewee sp., Washington County, Colorado, 5/06. Unfortunately the bird is yawning, not calling. While many traits suggest Eastern, there is enough variability in both Eastern and Western to preclude an ID of this bird without hearing it call.

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Tawas Point, MI, 5/05.

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Hayden Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Sax-Zim bog, St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Acadian Flycatcher, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Alder Flycatcher, St. Louis County, Minnesota, 6/03.

Alder Flycatcher, Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Willow Flycatcher, RMBO Barr Lake Banding Station, 9/1/02.

Head detail of Willow Flycatcher, RMBO Barr Lake Banding Station, 9/1/02.

Least Flycatcher, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Least Flycatcher, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's Chico Basin Ranch banding station, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/12/02. Note the yellow lower mandible, thin but sharp eye-ring, short primary projection, and strong wing bars.

Least Flycatcher on nest, Lake County, Minnesota.

Least Flycatcher, Sax-Zim bog, St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Hammond's Flycatcher, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 9/03.

Hammond's Flycatcher, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 9/03.

Hammond's Flycatcher, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 9/03.

Gray Flycatcher, Moffat County, Colorado, 5/07.

Gray Flycatcher, Boulder County, Colorado, 5/06.

Gray Flycatcher, La Plata County, Colorado. Bird was calling in pinyon-juniper habitat.

Gray Flycatcher, La Plata County, Colorado.

Probable Dusky Flycatcher, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/05.

Probable Dusky Flycatcher, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/05.

Dusky Flycatcher, RMBO Barr Lake Banding Station, 9/1/02. Note short primary projection, a useful field mark in distinguishing this bird from Hammond's Flycatcher.

Dusky Flycatcher on nest. The nest is about 2 feet above the ground in scrub oak. The bird was still gathering nesting material and lining the empty nest on 5/26/02.

Cordilleran Flycatcher, Routt County, Colorado, 5/07.

Cordilleran Flycatcher, Hinsdale County, Colorado, 7/04.

Cordilleran Flycatcher, Rustler Park, Arizona, 7/03.

Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, 8/06.

Black Phoebe, Pueblo County, Colorado, 11/06.

Black Phoebe, Bosque del Apache NWR, NM, 11/04.

Black Phoebe, San Pedro River, Arizona, 3/03.

Black Phoebe, Piedra River at Navaho State Recreation Area, Archuleta County, Colorado, 5/26/02.

Eastern Phoebe, S. Padre Island, Texas, 3/05.

Eastern Phoebe nest on windowsill, Hayden Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Two chicks are visible, with beaks pointing up against the wall in the back of the nest.

Say's Phoebe, Logan County, Colorado, 4/06.

Say's Phoebe, Canyonlands, Utah, 3/04.

Say's Phoebe, Canyonlands, Utah, 3/04.

Say's Phoebe in flight, Canyonlands, Utah, 3/04.

Say's Phoebe, Longmont, Colorado, 3/19/03.

Male Vermilion Flycatcher, S. Padre Island, Texas, 3/05.

Male Vermilion Flycatcher, S. Padre Island, Texas, 3/05.

Female Vermilion Flycatcher, San Pedro River, Arizona, 3/03.

1st summer male Vermilion Flycatcher, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/11/02. Note gray blotches on breast and broad gray patch behind the eye.

Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Garden Canyon, Arizona, 7/03.

Ash-throated Flycatcher, Moffat County, Colorado, 8/05.

Ash-throated Flycatcher, Pueblo County, Colorado, 8/04.

Great Kiskadee, Santa Ana NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Great Kiskadee, Pharr, Texas, 3/05.

Great Kiskadee, Pharr, Texas, 3/05.

Great Kiskadee, Pharr, Texas, 4/04.

Sulfur-bellied Flycatcher, Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, 8/06.

Sulfur-bellied Flycatcher, Garden Canyon, Arizona, 7/03.

Great Crested Flycatcher, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Great Crested Flycatcher at nest box, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Great Crested Flycatcher at nest box, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Tropical Kingbird (best ID'd by voice), Brownsville, Texas, 5/04.

Couch's Kingbird (best ID'd by voice), Santa Anna NWR, Texas, 4/04.

Cassin's Kingbird, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/12/02.

Cassin's Kingbird, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/12/02.

Thick-billed Kingbird, Patagonia, Arizona, 8/06.

Western Kingbird photo gallery

Eastern Kingbird photo gallery

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Kingsville, Texas, 3/05.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Falcon Dam, Texas, 3/05.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Kingsville, Texas, 3/05.

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (!), Thunder Bay, Ontario, 10/24/04. The bird had been frequenting a dairy barn for a few weeks (thus the flash photo), sitting on wires and pipes above the cows. After feeding it would fly back out the barn's open doors, but despite the efforts of many birders we couldn't find it outside. Unfortunately, the spectacular tail is obscured by the pipe in this photo.

Female Rose-throated Becard, Pharr, Texas, 3/05. Note the nesting material in her bill!

Female Rose-throated Becard, Pharr, Texas, 3/05.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

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