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Acadian Flycatcher by Mind Map: Acadian Flycatcher
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Acadian Flycatcher

The genus Empidonax is a group of small insect-eating passerine birds in the tyrant flycatcher family, the Tyrannidae. Most of these birds are remarkably similar in plumage: olive on the upper parts with light underparts, eye rings and wing bars. In the nesting season they may be distinguished by range, habitat and call; in other situations, particularly on migration and in winter, it may not be possible to be sure of specific identification. Empidonax flycatchers often flick their wings and tails rapidly. Euler's Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus euleri and Gray-breasted Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus griseipectus were formerly placed in Empidonax, but differ anatomically and biochemically and are now split as the genus Lathrotriccus.

Habitat

Air

Shady foliage and shrubs

Tree tops of deciduous trees

Biome

Maple-Beech Forests

Dedicious Forest Area (ON)

Action Plan

The Acadian Flycatcher is protected under the Migratory Bird Convention Act

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Raise awareness of the threats that the Acadian Flycatcher is faced with

Map

Ontario Range

North American Range

Biology

Size

Small ;only 15 cm in length

Colour

olive-green

Light brown

Life cycle

About 7 years

1.Egg 2.Chick 3.Bird

Offspring

Usually 1–4 eggs at a time

Breeds in Deciduous forest tree tops

Eggs are white or speckled

Other features

Pale eye rings

Light-coloured wing bars

A short brown bill with a slightly hooked tip

Song bird with a an emphatic "ka-zeep"

Wingspan:23 cm

Weight:11–14 g

Eats insects

Migrates to Tropical Forests in Winter

Status

Endangered provincially and nationally.

World Status is Least Concern

Human impacts

Forest Clearing

Forest Fragmentation

Interesting Facts and Bits of Information

The record for the longest living Acadian Flycatcher is between 10-11 years

In captivity,an acadian flycather can live for 10-11 years

The Acadian Flycatcher is a common host to the brood-parasitic Brown-headed Cowbird, which lays its eggs in other birds' nests.

The Acadian Flycatcher does not seem to be a particularly good host to the cowbird; : only 16% of cowbird young in Acadian Flycatcher nests fledged successfully.

The acadian flycatcher is an good flier and is extremely maneuverable and able to hover and even fly backward

My Resources

Ontario Species At Risk

Wikipedia

How Long Can Birds Live?

Images from Ontario Species At Risk and Google Images

All about birds

Toronto Wind Action