Pacific-slope Flycatcher

The Pacific-slope Flycatcher is a small, insect-eating bird species that belongs to the family of tyrant flycatchers – a group of birds known for their aerial hunting abilities. In this blog post, we will explore everything there is to know about this fascinating bird.

## Basic Description

The Pacific-slope Flycatcher has an olive-green back and head with a pale yellowish-white belly. It has two distinctive white eye-rings which makes it easy to identify. They are small in size, measuring between 4.5-5 inches long with a wingspan of around 8-10 inches.

## Where To Find This Bird

The Pacific-slope Flycatcher can be found along the western coast of North America from southern Alaska down to central Mexico during breeding season (May-August). During winter months, they migrate as far south as Panama and Costa Rica.

## Habitat

Pacific-slope Flycatchers inhabit densely forested areas such as coniferous forests or mixed deciduous-coniferous forests with plenty of underbrush cover for nesting purposes. They prefer riparian habitats near water sources such as rivers or streams where insects are abundant.

## Food

As its name suggests, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher feeds on flying insects including flies, mosquitoes, and beetles caught while in flight. They also eat spiders and occasionally consume fruit when other food sources are scarce.

## Cool Facts

1) The Pacific-slope Flycatcher’s song consists of two descending notes followed by an ascending chirp; it sounds like “Fitz-bew”.

2) These birds nest close to water sources because dampness helps keep their nests intact – they use mosses and lichens bound together with spider webs!

3) Unlike many migratory birds that make long-distance flights twice per year (spring/fall), these tiny flycatchers make two shorter migrations each year instead – one in spring and one in fall.

In conclusion, Pacific-slope Flycatchers are amazing creatures with unique characteristics that make them stand out from the crowd. If you ever get the chance to catch a glimpse of this elusive bird, take it. You won’t be disappointed!