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Photo © by KC Foggin
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, May 2021
Myiarchus crinitus


21·5 cm (8½ n) a large flycatcher

  • Rufous wings and tail
  • Gray breast
  • Yellow belly
  • Crown feathers have dark centres
  • Often erects a bushy crest


Photo © by KC Foggin
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, July 2006

Breeds from south-central to southeastern Canada to southeastern USA and west to Texas; it winters to northern South America.

Rare to casual vagrant in the western United States.


Photo © by tetoneon
New Jersey, USA, June 2016

This is a monotypic species[1].


Photo © by spitt55
Western New York, 21 June 2005

Mature deciduous forests.


Somewhat secretive.


Often solitary or in pairs while foraging for insects or fruit in the upper level of the trees.


Call: a loud whistled wheeep! or a rolling prrrrreet!


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Miller, K. E. and W. E. Lanyon (2020). Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.grcfly.01

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.1