French: Moucherolle des saules German: Weidenschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero saucero
Arkansas River, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
E. t. adastus
Oberholser, 1932 – SW Canada (S British Columbia) S in USA to E California (E of Sierra Nevada) and in Great Basin and Rockies; winters mainly W Mexico S to Costa Rica.
E. t. traillii
(Audubon, 1828) – S parts of Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec) and NC & NE USA; winters mainly Panama to Ecuador#R.
E. t. brewsteri
Oberholser, 1918 – extreme SW Canada (SW British Columbia) S, W of Cascades, to SW California (W of Sierra Nevada); winters probably mainly W Mexico S to Panama.
E. t. extimus
A. R. Phillips, 1948 – SW USA (SW Utah to S California and W New Mexico); presumably winters W Mexico S to mainly Costa Rica#R.
13·3–17 cm; 11·3–16·4 g. Nominate race has indistinct narrow pale loral area, whitish eyering; rest of head drab olive, slightly darker than... read more
Common call a mellow upslurred “whuit”, “whit” or “whik”, by... read more
Breeds in variety of moist shrubby habitats, often near water: include wet to dry upland and... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; occasionally fruit. Recorded items include bees and wasps (Hymenoptera, including Ichneumonidae), beetles (Coleoptera,... read more
Late May to Jun. Nest-site selected by female; nest a woven cup of stems, bark shreds, dry grass, plant fibres and pine needles, lined with... read more
Long-distance migrant; winters in S Mexico, Central America and N South America, rare S to NE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Overall population estimated at 3,300,000 individuals; conservation plan aims at increasing total numbers by at least 50%. Fairly... read more
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