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Tufted Flycatcher

Mitrephanes phaeocercus

This small flycatcher of mountain pine forests is common from northern Mexico to northwestern South America. The first record north of the Mexican border was in Big Bend National Park, Texas, in 1991. Since then it has been found several times in western and southern Texas and in the mountains of southeastern Arizona. In canyons of the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, pairs have been present for whole summers, and they have nested there more than once. 
Family Tyrant Flycatchers
This small flycatcher of mountain pine forests is common from northern Mexico to northwestern South America. The first record north of the Mexican border was in Big Bend National Park, Texas, in 1991. Since then it has been found several times in western and southern Texas and in the mountains of southeastern Arizona. In canyons of the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, pairs have been present for whole summers, and they have nested there more than once. 
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