The Great Crested Flycatchers, Myiarchus crinitus, is a large insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family.
Adults are brownish on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have a long rusty brown tail and a bushy crest. Their throat and breast are grey.
Distribution / Range:
The Great Crested Flycatchers breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed forests across eastern North America. These birds migrate to Mexico and South America, also Florida and Cuba.
Nesting / Breeding:
They nest in a cavity in a tree. A snakeskin is usually included in the lining of the nest; sometimes a plastic wrapper is substituted.
Diet / Feeding:
They wait on a high perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick food off vegetation. They also eat fruits and berries.
Call / Vocalization:
This bird’s call is a whistled weep.
Visit this website for instructions to build a Great Crested Flycatcher Nesting Box.
Beauty Of Birds strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information or even submit an article or pictures, please contact us. THANK YOU!!!