Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum

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Small flycatcher with a round head. Greenish olive above with 2 pale wingbars and a thin white eyering that is often difficult to see. Note white throat.

Greenish olive above with 2 pale wingbars and a thin white eyering, clearly visible on this individual.

Small flycatcher with a round head. Greenish olive above with 2 pale wingbars and a thin white eyering that is often difficult to see. Note white throat.

Breeds in shrubby wetlands or wet thickets with alders. Extremely similar to Willow Flycatcher; song is the most reliable "field mark."

From the front the white throat stands out against the gray chest band. Sometimes raises crown feathers. Eyering is very thin and sometimes not visible.

Recommended Citation

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/aldfly