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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Empidonax
Higher classification  Tyrant flycatcher
Order  Passerine
Family  Tyrannidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Empidonax Least flycatcher Wikipedia
Lower classifications  Willow flycatcher, Acadian flycatcher, Least flycatcher, Alder flycatcher, Yellow‑bellied flycatcher

Empidonax flycatcher

The genus Empidonax is a group of small insect-eating passerine birds in the tyrant flycatcher family, the Tyrannidae. The genus name Empidonax is from Ancient Greek empis, "gnat", and anax, "master".


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Most of these birds are very similar in plumage: olive on the upper parts with light underparts, eye rings and wing bars. In the nesting season they may be distinguished by range, habitat and call; in other situations, particularly on migration and in winter, it may not be possible to be sure of specific identification.

Empidonax Birds of the genus Empidonax Hotspot Birding

Empidonax flycatchers often flick their wings and tails rapidly.

Euler's flycatcher, Lathrotriccus euleri and gray-breasted flycatcher, Lathrotriccus griseipectus were formerly placed in Empidonax, but differ anatomically and biochemically and are now placed in the genus Lathrotriccus.

Empidonax Birds of the genus Empidonax Hotspot Birding

Empidonax flycatcher


Empidonax More on Empidonax Empidonax Flycatchers
  • Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Empidonax flaviventris
  • Acadian flycatcher, Empidonax virescens
  • Alder flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum
  • Willow flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
  • White-throated flycatcher, Empidonax albigularis
  • Least flycatcher, Empidonax minimus
  • Hammond's flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii
  • American gray flycatcher, Empidonax wrightii
  • American dusky flycatcher, Empidonax oberholseri
  • Pine flycatcher, Empidonax affinis
  • Pacific-slope flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis
  • Cordilleran flycatcher, Empidonax occidentalis
  • Yellowish flycatcher, Empidonax flavescens
  • Buff-breasted flycatcher, Empidonax fulvifrons
  • Black-capped flycatcher, Empidonax atriceps
  • References

    Empidonax Wikipedia

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