Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) - HBW 9, p. 361
French: Moucherolle tchébec
Spanish: Mosquero Mínimo
Taxonomy: Tyrannula minima W. M. Baird and S. F. Baird, 1843, near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.
Probably diverged from other members of genus c. 1·8 million years ago, in late Pliocene or early Pleistocene. Monotypic.
Distribution: C Canada (S Yukon and NW interior E to S Quebec and S Maritime Provinces) S in USA to NE Colorado, N Great Plains, New England and (in Appalachians) NW Georgia. Winters both slopes of Mexico (S from Sonora and Tamaulipas), rarely S USA, S through Central America, at least casually to Costa Rica and C Panama.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 11 videos
Perched bird Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2012 1 year ago 19 sec 4.8
A bird perched and calling Locality Percé, Quebec, Canada (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 15 June 2006 6 years ago 31 sec 4.7
A singing bird perched on a branch. Locality El Relleno, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 18 January 2010 4 years ago 31 sec 4.6
A bird perched, looking around and flying away. Locality Chan Chich, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District, Belize (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 December 2007 5 years ago 16 sec 4.6
A bird calling repeatedly Locality Percé, Quebec, Canada (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 15 June 2006 6 years ago 25 sec 4.5
A front view of an adult bird Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 7 years ago 17 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 28 photos
Young bird, heading south on its own
Locality Manhattan, Kansas, USA (United States)
Dave Rintoul 21 September 2014 12 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho, USA (United States)
Fred Forssell 1 June 2014 27 weeks ago 4.5
This little bird was passing through my back yard.
Locality Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA (United States)
Charles Rose IV 17 August 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Adult bird showing its back
Locality Villahermosa, Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 30 December 2012 1 year ago 4
A bird perched on a barbed wire.
Locality Villanueva de Pedregoso, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 12 September 2012 2 years ago 4
On a branch
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 21 May 2009 4 years ago 4