Least Flycatcher

General description.

The Least Flycatcher is a bird that can be easily confused with most members of its genus and is best identified by its call. This is a very active bird, changing perches often. This bird perches to spot the insects that it eats. During breeding season, this bird is monogamous. The male chases the female during courtship. The pair nests in trees and shrubs. They build a cup shaped nest and the female lays 3-6 white eggs. A pair raises 1-2 broods a year. In order to find nest space, the male Least Flycatcher often chases American Redstart out fo nesting territory. This bird is common but declining in population.

Flight pattern.


Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

chee-BECK and whitt-whitt-whitt

Population and distribution.


Nesting habits.

The Least Flycatcher nests in trees and shrubs and lays 3-6 white eggs.
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