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Alder Flycatcher -
(Empidonax alnorum)



  • Small, dull colored flycatcher
  • Greyish olive above, lighter grayish below
  • Two light wingbars
  • Nearly identical to plumage of
         Willow Flycatcher
  • 5.75" (15 cm.)


  • Shrubby lowland forest

Additional Information

  • Uncommon migrant and resident south,
         more common resident northern
  • Late spring migrant
  • Best identified by song: "fee--BEE--oh"
  • Singing male has been found on the 
         Reserve in recent summers

Comparable Species

  • Willow Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher in the thicket

Alder Flycatcher from the side 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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