Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus cinerascens

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  • Ash-throated Flycatcher |  Photo: NPS
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher |  Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Tyrannidae

Size

Ash-throated Flycatchers are generally between 7.4 and 8.4 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 7 years

Weight

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) facts, habitat, range, flycatcher pictures and bird watching tips to help you identify the songbird.

Diet

Omnivore

Behavior

Flycatching

Range

Migratory: Soutwest U.S. - Texas

Nest Placement

Cavity

Number of Offspring

3–6 Eggs

Egg Description

Cream White with brown specks

Condition at Hatching

Feeble, naked

Social Status

Solitary

Wingspan

11.75-12.7 in

What does the Ash-throated Flycatcher look like?

Ash-throated Flycatchers are medium sized songbirds. They have a short bushy gray crest, brown back, black beak, a long rust colored tail and a gray upper chest that fades into a pale yellow lower. Juveniles look similar to adults but are paler in coloration.

Ash-throated Flycatcher Habitat

Open Forests

Ash-throated Flycatcher Facts

Ash-throated Flycatchers are common songbirds in the American Southwest. They nest in holes in trees or fence posts. They are primarly insectivores but will sometimes eat plant vegetation as well.

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