Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) - HBW 9, p. 367
French: Moucherolle à côtés olive
Spanish: Pibí Boreal
Taxonomy: Muscicapa cooperi Nuttall, 1831, latitude 54º N, banks of the River Saskatchewan, Canada.
Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Nuttallornis; also, previously referred to as C. borealis, but that name preceded by present one. Closest relatives possibly C. fumigatus, C. sordidulus and C. virens. Larger birds in SW (S California, N Baja California) sometimes treated as a geographical race, marjorinus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds from N & W Alaska E across C Canada to Maritime Provinces, and S in USA to N California, also locally into NW Mexico (Baja California), in interior through Idaho and W Montana to NE Arizona and NW New Mexico and, in E, to boreal regions of Adirondacks and New England. Winters locally in W & S Mexico (from Jalisco and S Veracruz) S to Panama and (mainly in mountainous regions) from Colombia and Venezuela S to SE Peru and NW Bolivia; more locally in the Guianas, S Amazonia (from lower R Amazon S to C Bolivia and Tapajós basin) and SE Brazil.
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VideosSee all 12 videos
Wintering bird having just captured beetle in flight, pounding it against snag and finally swallowing it Locality Lomas Altas, Mexico DF State, Mexico (Northern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 18 September 2013 2 years ago 24 sec 4.3
bird on top of a tree Locality Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 13 March 2013 1 year ago 28 sec 4.3
Male on snag stretches wing, then sings the classic "quick THREE BEERS". Locality Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (Monotypic species)
Jeremy Gatten 9 May 2011 4 years ago 19 sec 4
A bird flycatching, finally with success, from a dead tree Locality Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 September 2006 8 years ago 42 sec 3.8
They say that this bird seems to wear a vest Locality El Valle de Antón, Coclé Province, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 4 years ago 31 sec 3.8
A distant bird perched on a stump. Locality Reinita de Cielo Azul Reserve, San Vicente de Chucurí, Santander Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 29 October 2012 3 years ago 21 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 15 photos
Perched. Ventral view
Locality Casa Calateas Rural Lodge, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 20 October 2013 2 years ago 3.6
On the top of a tree
Locality Appalaches Regional Park, Quebec, Canada (Monotypic species)
Guy Poisson 30 May 2009 5 years ago 3.5
Perched atop a pine tree.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 13 September 2014 1 year ago 3.4
A bird perched on a bare branch.
Locality Caripe, Monagas State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
philgunson 31 December 2008 7 years ago 3.2
Locality Miranda State, Venezuela
Alfredo Rosas 12 April 2015 35 weeks ago 3
Migrating bird perched on snag
Locality Lomas Altas, Mexico DF State, Mexico (Northern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 4 October 2013 2 years ago 2.9