Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) - HBW 9, p. 437
French: Tyran huppé
Spanish: Copetón Viajero
Taxonomy: [Turdus] crinitus Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina, United States.
Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA suggested that closest relatives are M. yucatanensis, M. cinerascens and M. tyrannulus, but relationships within this group not resolved. Birds from Massachusetts separated as race boreus on basis of bill size, but geographical variation considered clinal. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds S Canada (EC Alberta E to S Manitoba, extreme W & SE Ontario, S Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, occasionally Prince Edward I) and E USA (from C North Dakota, NE & SW South Dakota, C Nebraska, NE Colorado, Oklahoma and S Texas); probably also extreme N Mexico (NE Coahuila). Winters in SE USA (S Florida), and S Mexico through Central America to N Colombia and NW Venezuela.
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VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird in a tree, changing its perch and calling twice Locality Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 May 2006 9 years ago 34 sec 4.3
A wintering bird Locality Metropolitan Natural Park, Panama City, Panama Province, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 5 years ago 47 sec 4.2
A dorsal view of an adult bird looking back Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 8 years ago 16 sec 4.2
Male sits on top of fense with back to camera looking around. Locality Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 19 June 2008 19 weeks ago 28 sec 4
Male flycatcher brings food for the chicks. Locality Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 19 June 2008 19 weeks ago 16 sec 4
Great Crested sitting on fense top and looking for its mate, then flies away. Locality Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 24 April 2004 28 weeks ago 40 sec 4
PhotosSee all 29 photos
A Flycatcher on a branch catching a dragonflie
Locality Ohio, USA (United States)
Michel Lamarche 14 May 2010 5 years ago 4.8
Locality Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Paul Cools 9 February 2010 3 years ago 4.7
GCFL with prey incident to feeding young.
Locality North Carolina, USA (United States)
datrick 2 July 2008 6 years ago 4.4
A Great Crested Flycatcher perched on a branch.
Locality Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 19 May 2014 10 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
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Locality New Jersey, USA (United States)
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