H2: Basic Description
The Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) is a medium-sized bird in the Tyrant flycatcher family. This bird measures around 8 inches in length and weighs approximately 0.7 ounces. The male and female have similar features, with olive-green upperparts, yellow underparts, a grayish-brown head, and a distinctive crest of feathers on their heads.
H2: Where To Find This Bird
The Brown-crested Flycatcher is generally found in southwestern regions of the United States such as Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. They can also be seen throughout Central America down to South America.
This species prefers open woodlands with scattered trees or shrubs for nesting purposes. It can also be found perched on fence posts or power lines near fields or pastures where it hunts for prey.
The Brown-crested Flycatcher feeds primarily on insects such as beetles, grasshoppers, flies and ants which they catch while flying from an exposed perch.
H2: Cool Facts
One fascinating fact about this bird is that it has a unique call that sounds like “wheep-wheep” which makes them easy to identify even when they are hidden from sight within dense vegetation.
Another cool fact about these birds is their ability to spot their food from great distances due to their excellent eyesight.
Interestingly enough the brown crested-flycatchers prefer nest boxes over natural cavities when given the choice.
Overall this bird’s striking appearance coupled with its impressive hunting skills make it one of the most unique birds you could come across while out exploring nature!