olivesided flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 6.25 inches
Large, triangular head
Dark face with indistinct eye ring
Fairly large, dark bill
Dark olive upperparts and sides
White throat, center of breast, belly and undertail coverts
White wing bars
White rump feathers sometimes protrude over top of wings
Juveniles have somewhat browner upperparts
Often perches at the very top of a dead snag
Commonly feeds by flying out to catch insects and returning to same perch
The olive-sided flycatcher is similar to pewees but has darker sides, larger
bill, and white patches above the wings (not always visible). Empidonax
flycatchers are much smaller.
Migration Status:Neotropical migrant
Nest Location:Mid-story/canopy nesting
Length of Incubation: 14 days
Days to Fledge:21-23
Number of Broods:?
Diet Exclusively insects
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May
Su - Summer: June, July, August R
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley