Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

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Large flycatcher with a broad shouldered and big headed look. Note rusty primaries and tail feathers. Juveniles have more white edging on feathers than adults.

Large flycatcher with a peaked crown. The underside of the tail has a very broad rusty stripe down the middle. Note bright yellow belly that goes farther up the breast than similar flycatchers.

Large flycatcher with a thick bill, a big head, and a peaked crown. Head and chest are dark gray and belly is bright yellow.

Nests in holes in trees or other artificial structures that provide a protected place to nest.

Breeds in woodlots and open woodland, particularly among deciduous trees.

Recommended Citation

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus), 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/grcfly