Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Flycatchers: Part V

Two of the larger flycatchers are also very striking in appearance: the Scissor-tailed and Sulphur-bellied.

The Scissor-tail Flycatcher has a limited range of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, with rare visits to Arizona. Its preferred habitat is open fields and prairies with scattered trees or fence posts (for perching).

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
The Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher has a smaller range, limited to just Southeast Arizona in the US. It's preferred habitat is mountain canyons, especially those with Sycamore Trees. It often nests in the cavities of those Sycamores. Normally solitary or in pairs. They can be pretty noisy when in pairs.

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

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