Photo: Rick & Nora Bowers/Vireo

Nutting's Flycatcher

Myiarchus nuttingi

In the Southwest, where three very similar species of crested flycatchers are common, a fourth has been found as an accidental stray. Nutting's Flycatcher is extremely difficult to recognize unless its distinctive calls are heard, so it might be overlooked. So far it has been confirmed in our area only a couple of times, in Arizona.
Family Tyrant Flycatchers
In the Southwest, where three very similar species of crested flycatchers are common, a fourth has been found as an accidental stray. Nutting's Flycatcher is extremely difficult to recognize unless its distinctive calls are heard, so it might be overlooked. So far it has been confirmed in our area only a couple of times, in Arizona.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Songs and Calls
A sharp “wheep” or “wheek” – the best way to identify this species.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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