Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus), Cameron, Coconino County
This Great Crested Flycatcher was
discovered by Chuck LaRue at the Cameron Trading Post on 18 September 2010 and photographed by Tom Linda on 20 September 2010.
Accidental, although possibly overlooked. There are only three previous
Points to note: Bill intermediate between Ash-throated and western form
of Brown-crested Flycatcher with extensive brown base to lower mandible.
Bright yellow underparts extending far up the breast. Dark gray upper
breast and cheek. Little contrast between cheek and crown.
Extensively rufous undertail feathers with dark color confined to part of
feather on outside of the feather shaft. Bright white edging to scapular
feathers. Both Ash-throated and Brown-crested would be paler, with yellow
confined to the lower breast. Both would have completely dark bills.
Brown-crested would have a pale face contrasting with a darker crown. Ash
throated would have dark tips to the rusty tail feathers and Brown-crested would
have less rufous with more dark on the inside of the feather shaft. Both
would have dull ending to the scapulars.
20 September 2010, photo by Tom LindaAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 05 October 2010