French: Moucherolle côtier German: Feuchtwald-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero del Pacífico
Other common names:
Western Flycatcher (when grouped with E. occidentalis)
S. F. Baird
Fort Steilacoom, Washington, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
E. d. difficilis
S. F. Baird, 1858 – SE Alaska S to S California (generally W of Sierra Nevada) and extreme NW Mexico (N Baja California); winters W Mexico (S to S Baja California, and from Sinaloa to Oaxaca).
E. d. insulicola
Oberholser, 1897 – Channel Is, off S California (USA); winter range unknown.
E. d. cineritius
Brewster, 1888 – Sierra de la Laguna (Victoria Mts), in Cape district (S Baja California).
14–17 cm; 9–12 g. Large-headed flycatcher. Nominate race has indistinct pale supraloral line, distinct white to dull yellowish teardrop-shaped eyering extending... read more
Song “ps-séét ptsick seet” or “tséé-wee pttuck tseep... read more
Breeds in humid to semi-arid pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus), coniferous and dense... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; occasionally fruit. Arthropods include hymenopterans, coleopterans (of family Coccinellidae), bugs (Hemiptera), flies (Diptera... read more
Mid-Apr to Jul; double-brooded. Nest a slightly oval cup made of moss, lichens (Ramalina menziesii, Usnea, Hypogymnia... read more
Medium-distance migrant, wintering in Mexico; breeding birds in S Baja California (race ... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common; overall population estimated at 8,300,000 birds. Densities in California (Douglas fir and oak forest in Humboldt and Trinity... read more
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