Photo Credits: Simon Pierre Barrette

Photo Credits: Simon Pierre Barrette

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)

Yellow-Bellied Flycatchers live in coniferous forests and swamplands. They eat insects and sometimes fruit. They have a wingspan of 7.1-7.9 in. and weigh around 0.3-0.6 oz. They are odd in the sense that they build their nests on the ground as opposed to in a tree. Their calls are a “tu-wee” and a “che-lek.” They are protected on the US Migratory Bird lists.

Frequency: Rare