French: Tyran huppé German: Gelbbauch-Schopftyrann Spanish: Copetón viajero
South Carolina, United States
S Canada (EC Alberta E to S Manitoba, extreme W & SE Ontario, S Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, occasionally Prince Edward I) and E USA (E from C North Dakota, NE & SW South Dakota, C Nebraska, NE Colorado, Oklahoma and S Texas); probably also extreme N Mexico (NE Coahuila). Winters in SE USA (S Florida), and S Mexico through Central America to W & N Colombia and NW Venezuela.
18–21·5 cm; 27·2–39·6 g. Large, boldly marked Myiarchus. Plumage is olive-green above, crown with dark feather centres giving... read more
Diagnostic vocalization a rising “wheee-eep” often given in excited series, “whee... read more
Open deciduous woodlands and edges of clearings. Old orchards, wooded pastures and riparian... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other invertebrates, also small berries and other fruits. Captures insects on wing by sallying from a perch, by outward hover-... read more
From Mar–Apr in S of range; later, from May–Jun, in N. Nest in natural or artificial cavity up to 1·8 m deep, filled... read more
Migratory. Winters in SE USA (S Florida) and from S Mexico (S from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) S to E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common. Estimated global population 7,500,000 individuals. Breeding range has expanded, especially in Canada, for... read more
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