French: Moucherolle vert German: Buchenschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero verdoso
no locality = near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mainly E North America from SE South Dakota and Great Lakes region E to S Ontario and C New England, S to C Texas, Gulf Coast states and C Florida. Winters from Caribbean slope of Nicaragua S & E along both slopes to Colombia, NW Venezuela and W Ecuador.
13–14·5 cm; 12·2–14 g. Large, long-billed and long-winged Empidonax. Adult has olive-green crown, pale lores, white or yellowish-white... read more
Common call, by both sexes throughout year, a sharp “pwit”, “pweet” or... read more
Breeds in mature deciduous and coniferous forests, often near water in river bottoms, ravines or... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; fruit also recorded. Diet when breeding includes beetles (Coleoptera), hymenopterans, homopteran bugs (aphids, hoppers, cicadas... read more
Mid-May to early Aug; some pairs double-brooded, especially in extreme S of range. Nest built by female, average inside diameter 4·... read more
Long-distance migrant, wintering in Central America and N South America. Leaves breeding grounds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Overall population estimated at 4,700,000 individuals. Population relatively stable; US breeding-bird survey data show... read more
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