Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

General description.

The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is a very easy bird to identify due to its distinctive appearance and voice. This bird is usually found low in trees and shrubs. The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is quiet, secretive bird. It feeds on a wide variety of insects including a large amount my ants. During the breeding season, this bird is monogamous. A pair nests on the ground or on a tree stump and builds a cup shaped nest out of twigs and rootlets. The female lays 3-5 white eggs and the pair raises and cares for the brood. A pair raises one brood per year. The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is common and populations are stable.

Flight pattern.

Direct with shallow, rapid wing beats.

Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

pse-ek! and per-WEE and chiu

Population and distribution.


Nesting habits.

The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher nests on ground or on a stump and lays 3-5 white in June.
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