French: Moucherolle gris German: Trockenbusch-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero gris
Other common names:
S. F. Baird
El Paso, Texas, USA
Extreme SW Canada (SC British Columbia) and Great Basin states of NW USA S to SC California and E to S Wyoming, C Colorado and SC New Mexico, locally to W Texas. Winters SW USA (Arizona) and Mexico (S to S Baja California and Oaxaca).
14–15·5 cm; 12·5 g. Large pale grey Empidonax. Has narrow whitish supraloral stripes meeting over bill, narrow whitish eye-ring; crown dull pale... read more
Frequent call a dry “pit” or “whit”. Song, by male only, consists of two... read more
Breeds in arid woodlands and shrublands, typically large sagebrush (Artemisia), often... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; possibly some fruit in winter. Searches for prey while perched on lowest branches of large conifers, or on dead branch or top of... read more
Late May to mid-Aug; double brooded. Nest cup constructed of grass, pine needles, bark shreds and sage panicles, lined with soft grass,... read more
Short-distance to medium-distance migrant, wintering mostly in Mexico. Migrates at night. Departs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common, increasing; overall numbers estimated at 1,200,000 birds. Reported densities of 10–30 singing males/km². Estimated 167,000 breeding... read more
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