Olive-sided Flycatcher

General description.

The Olive-sided Flycatcher is a distinctive bird with a large head and olive plumage. This bird can often be seen perching high in the air on a dead tree limb scanning the skies for the flying insects that it eats. When it spots an insect that it wants, it hawks it until it catches it in midair. During the breeding season this bird is monogamous. Pairs nest in trees and lay 3-4 pinkish eggs. The Olive-sided Flycatcher is known for vigorously defending its nest against humans and predators. This bird is fairly common but declining due to loss of wintering grounds and deforestation.

Flight pattern.


Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

"quick three beers" and pip

Population and distribution.

Fairly common.

Nesting habits.

Olive-sided Flycatcher nests in trees and lays 3-4 pinkish eggs in June.
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