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Sonoran Desert Birds



Brown crested flycatcher - (Myiarchus tyrannulus)

 Brown crested flycatcher

Size: 8.75 inches
Overall Color: gray yellow brown
Occurrence: near water
Diet: insects
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: brownish head and wings and yellow bellied slightly crested flycatcher seen mostly west of Ajo, similar to ash-throated flycatcher but with different call
Season: year-round

Brown crested flycatcher
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)
Genus: Myiarchus
species: tyrannulus

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