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Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens )


Photo © Ned Harris

Ash-throated Flycatcher nest

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Ash-throated Flycatcher nest

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Photo © Lake Arrowhead State Park

Photo © Alex Burdo | Macaulay Library

Photo © Michael McCloy | Macaulay Library

Photo © Matthew Pendleton | Macaulay Library

Photo © David Zittin | Macaulay Library

Photo © Marc North | Macaulay Library

Song

© Gerrit Vyn | Macaulay Library

Calls

© Geoffrey A. Keller | Macaulay Library

Calls

© Bill Athey | Macaulay Library

Calls

© Geoffrey A. Keller | Macaulay Library

Calls

© Andrew Spencer

When To Look

Source: Birds of North America Online

Where To Find It

Habitats

open woodland

river

shrub

Substrates

Nestbox or Birdhouse

Live Tree Cavity

Dead Tree Cavity

What You'll Find

Nest Type

cavity

Chick

Altricial

Clutch Size

2
4
5
7

Nest Height

20 ft
13 ft

Nesting Statistics

Incubation Period

14-16
days

Brooding Period

13-17
days

Useful Hints

  • The Ash-throated Flycatcher frequently uses man-made structures for nesting. It readily uses nest boxes, as well as pipes, fence posts, ledges under eaves or porches, and even in clothes hanging on a clothesline.
  • Unlike most members of its genus, the Ash-throated Flycatcher only occasionally uses snakeskin in its nest. Only 5% of nests examined contained reptile skin, but 98% had mammal hair (particularly rabbit fur).
  • Incubation is done by the female only; the male will bring food and supplementary nest material to the incubating female.