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Species, Date, Time and Location Information
5/29/2016 8:40:00 AM
5/29/2016 8:50:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
Sandy Bluffs State Trust Land
as close as 20 feet
sunny; bird seen in both full sun and shade
Description of the Bird
Empidonax flycatcher with wide tail, olive-colored back, moderate/long primary projection, thick bill, and narrow and complete eyering. Low perches, particularly in Willows and Russian Olives. "Peep" call heard many times; recordings included with this report.
Similar Species Discussion
Among empids with large bills, moderate/long primaries, and wide tails -- Alder, Willow, and Acadian -- the bird was identified to species by the "peep" call.
Sibley Guide to Birds
I have observed empidonax flycatchers often during five years of birding and had observed several Alder Flycatchers previously.
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
11/28/2016 8:37:00 PM
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