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Great Crested Flycatcher -
(Myiarchus crinitus)



  • Medium-sized songbird
  • Dark above, grey breast and throat
  • Yellow belly and under tail
  • Rufous color in wings and tail
  • 8" (20 cm.)


  • Deciduous and mixed woodland

Additional Information

  • Common migrant, fairly common resident
  • Cavity nester, usually in a dead tree
  • Does not excavate own nest hole
  • Distinctive call: rising "wheep"

Great Crested Flycatcher watching for a meal

Great Crested Flycatcher showing backside 


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

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