TIME TO CATCH FLIES!

TIME TO CATCH FLIES!

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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