French: Moucherolle de Hammond German: Tannenschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero de Hammond
Fort Tejon, California, USA
C Alaska and W Canada (from S Yukon) S in W USA to EC California, EC Nevada, Utah and the Four Corners Region E to NC New Mexico. Winters locally SW USA and S from Mexico (Pacific slope and interior highlands) to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and probably NC Nicaragua.
12·5–14·5 cm; 7·7–12·1 g. Has white eyering, broadest at rear (forming slight teardrop shape); greyish crown, slight rounded crest;... read more
Common call a distinct and sharp “pip”, “peep” or “peek”,... read more
Breeds in cool mature coniferous and mixed forests, including Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including adult and larval lepidopterans, coleopterans (of family Scarabaeidae), Diptera (of families Empididae, Rhagonidae,... read more
Late May to Aug. Nest built by female, a compact cup made of fine plant fibres, fine grass, bark strips, rootlets, lichen and leaves, lined... read more
Migrant, wintering in Mexico and Central America. Migrates at night. Autumn migration protracted... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common; overall population estimated at 13,000,000 individuals. Densities 14–47 birds/km², varying within and between habitats. Survey... read more
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