Buff-breasted flycatcher

Buff-breasted flycatcher

Buff-breasted flycatcher

Empidonax fulvifrons

The buff-breasted flycatcher (Empidonax fulvifrons ) is a small insectivorous bird. It is the smallest Empidonax flycatcher, typically ranging from 11.5 to 13 cm (4.5 to 5 in) in size.

Show More

Adults have olive gray upper bodies, darker coloration on the wings and tail, conspicuous white eye rings, white wing bars, small bills, and short tails. The breast of this species is distinctive, washed with a strong orange-buff color.

Their preferred breeding habitat is scrub and open woodlands. They usually make a cup nest in the forks of trees. Females usually lay two eggs at a time.

The range of the buff-breasted flycatcher extends from extreme southeastern Arizona in the United States through Mexico to southern Honduras.

These birds are partial migrants, retreating from their northern breeding areas in the United States and northern Mexico for the winter.

To feed, they often wait on an open perch of a shrub or low branch of a tree and fly out to catch insects in flight. They also sometimes pick insects from foliage while hovering.

The song is an alternating versed PIdew, piDEW. The call is a loud dry pit.

Show Less



Buff-breasted flycatcher habitat map
Buff-breasted flycatcher habitat map
Buff-breasted flycatcher
Attribution-ShareAlike License

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition



1. Buff-breasted flycatcher Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-breasted_flycatcher
2. Buff-breasted flycatcher on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22699880/93753551
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/630966

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About