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La Sagra's Flycatcher
Myiarchus sagrae

At a Glance

This native of the western Caribbean was first found in our area in central Alabama, where it has never occurred again. Since the early 1980s, however, La Sagra's Flycatcher has appeared several times in southeastern Florida, probably having strayed across the narrow gap from the Bahamas.
Perching Birds
Low Concern
Forests and Woodlands, Shrublands, Savannas, and Thickets
Flitter, Hovering

Range & Identification


7 1/2-9" (19-22 cm). This rare visitor to Florida is smaller and much paler than Great Crested Flycatcher, practically white on underparts. Thin bill, and limited reddish brown in wings and tail.
About the size of a Robin
Wing Shape
Tail Shape
Notched, Rounded, Square-tipped

Songs and Calls

“wheet-ze-wheet” and buzzy “brrr” Does not have a long, pure whistle without a buzzy interruption