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Olive-sided Flycatcher -
(Contopus cooperi)



  • Small songbird
  • Dark back, head, and tail
  • White underneath with dark "vest"
  • Stout, large for a flycatcher
  • Stout beak
  • 7" (18 cm.)


  • Boreal forest
  • Conifer swamp for nesting
  • Forests and forest edges during migration

Additional Information

  • Uncommon migrant
  • Wisconsin species of special concern
  • Often found perched at the very top of
         a tree, foraging for flying insects
  • Song a three-noted whistle:
         "quick, three beers!"

Olive-sided Flycatcher watching for a meal 


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

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