Olive-sided Flycatcher

Contopus cooperi

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Basic Information

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Tyrannidae

Size

Olive-sided Flycatchers are generally between 7 and 8 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 11 years

Weight

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) facts, habitat, range, flycatcher pictures and bird watching tips to help you identify the songbird.

Diet

Olive-sided Flycatchers primarily feed on insects.

Behavior

Flycatching

Range

Migratory: Western U.S. - Northern North America.

Nest Placement

Tree

Number of Offspring

2–4 Eggs

Egg Description

Brown or Buff with brown spots

Condition at Hatching

Feeble, naked

Social Status

Solitary

Wingspan

12.75-13.25 in

What does the Olive-sided Flycatcher look like?

Olive-sided Flycatchers are large stout songbirds. They have large gray crested heads and short gray tails. Their chests have a white center stripe with gray flanks. Juveniles are more brownish, but still look similar to adults.

Olive-sided Flycatcher Habitat

Open Forests

Olive-sided Flycatcher Facts

Olive-sided Flycatchers are large songbirds of the wests evergreen forests. Their song is a whistled "quick-three beers." Their call is a rapid "pip pip pip." They primarily eats insects they glean out of the air. Their numbers are declining and they are currently listed as near threatened.

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