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White-throated Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: John van Dort
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Adult White-throated Flycatcher.
Adult White-throated Flycatcher.

This individual is in very worn plumage, and the wing bars are thin and dull.

White-throated Flycatcher: worn individual.
White-throated Flycatcher recent fledglings.

Note bright cinnamon wing bars and edging to remiges, indicating juveniles.

White-throated Flycatcher (Durango, Mexico).

Likely subspecies timidus.

White-throated Flycatcher (Veracruz, Mexico).

Likely subspecies albigularis.

White-throated Flycatcher (Alajuela, Costa Rica).

Likely subspecies australis.

White-throated Flycatcher singing.
White-throated Flycatcher aggressive posture.

Aggressive posture with crest raised, breast feathers puffed out, wings held down, and tail spread open, after playback within territory.

White-throated Flycatcher aggressive posture.

Aggressive posture with tail spread out, crest raised, and wings half open, after playback within territory.

White-throated Flycatcher nest with nestlings.
Figure 1: Song (“rrrrreah!”).

Two-part call with an emphasized, quickly rising and falling ending. Source: ML31997351.

Figure 2: Song (“rrrrrreah!”).

Similar to Song 1 but with an ultra-brief pause and a third, descending element. Source: ML104340771.

Figure 3: Song (“rrrrrreah!”).

First part similar to regular song, but quickly rising and falling element omitted, and element after brief pause similar to call note. Source: ML101203211.

Figure 4: Call note.

Source: ML31997351.

Figure 5: Twitters.

Twitters are sometimes given in highly charged social situations. Source: ML31997351.

Figure 6: Juvenile food-begging calls.

Source: ML112864411.

Figure 7: Juvenile call.

Source: ML106333791.

Recommended Citation

van Dort, J. (2018). White-throated Flycatcher (Empidonax albigularis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whtfly1.01