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Tyrant Flycatchers


Tyrant Flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Tyrannidae
Tyrant flycatchers are Passerine birds which occur throughout North and South America. They superficially resemble the Old World flycatchers, but are more robust with stronger bills. They do not have the sophisticated vocal capabilities of the songbirds. Most, but not all, are rather plain. As the name implies, most are insectivorous. There are 13 Michigan species.

Acadian Flycatcher, Empidonax virescens

Alder Flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum

Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens

Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus

Least Flycatcher, Empidonax minimus

Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi
Say’s Phoebe, Sayornis saya
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis

Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Empidonax flaviventris

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