We’re meeting another resident of Lake Salamander today! We’ll need to get binoculars though, they live way high up in the trees! Helloooooo, Great Crested Flycatcher!

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  • Great crested flycatchers live in the Midwestern/Eastern US to Central America in woodlands.
  • They can grow up to 8″ and weigh up to 1.5oz.
  • They are omnivores. They eat flying insects and fruit.
  • They are listed as Least Concern by IUCN.
  • Great crested flycatchers are found in the canopies of the trees.
  • They are rarely seen on the ground.They fly from one stop to the next rarely hoping.
  • They perch on the end of a branch waiting to pick off insects that fly by them.

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  • Great crested flycatchers are fast and agile flyers.
  • Their crests are grey in color and are not very big.
  • Great crested flycatchers have very a distinctive call.
  • They have brightly yellow colored chests and long tails.
  • They are known to weave snake sheds in their nests.

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These little birds are so fun to watch- if you can spot them! We need a tree house at camp so we can get up higher to watch birds!


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