Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)



According to the Audubon Field Guide, the Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) flicks it's wings and tail more vigorously than other similar species. Members of genus Empidonax are particularly difficult to distinguish and the Dusky and Hammond's Flycathers are quite similar in appearance. Again, according to the Audubon Field Guide, the Dsky usually prefers lower habitat among the chapparal, while the Hammond's Flycatcher lives higher up among the fir trees and, like this guy, the lodgepole pines.

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