[CT Birds] F T Flycatcher notes regarding its winter migration

Dan Rottino rottino at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 10 14:48:56 EST 2013


Is it a him it her?  I thought the Plumage only indicated it was an immature.  If it can be determined, I would certainly like to know.

Dan Rottino

On Dec 10, 2013, at 2:17 PM, "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org> wrote:

> Thanks Keith.  I was going to point out that this bird is likely to be hardier than you think it might.   It does illustrate the potential advantages of letting Virginia creeper, pokeweed and (in the more remote spots) poison ivy grow in your yard or local parks.  You never know what might show up to take advantage of the food source! 
> 
> I also wouldn't underestimate her ability to turn around and fly right back to South America on her own (assuming she's a her based on the plumage).   As to her ability to fly the right direction it may be another story, but the distance shouldn't be a problem. 
> 
> Patrick
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> With a little research regarding this Flycatcher, there are four
> subspecies. It appears that the southern-most subspecies are the ones
> that migrate north. One of the four subspecies comes from the area
> listed below. Note- Patagonia and Central Argentina....these areas get
> quite cold. When insects become scarce, it feeds on berries and small
> fruit...just what we all saw it doing when it wasn't successful with
> small flies and that rather large beetle! I am confident this bird
> will figure out what it needs to do!
> 
> Tyrannus savana savana Native to central, south and southeastern
> Brazil (Rondônia and southern Mato Grosso east to Tocantins and
> southern Piauí, south to Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rio de
> Janerio and Rio Grande do Sul), northern and eastern Boliva, Paraguay,
> Argentina - south to Río Negro, sometimes to northeastern Chubut and
> Patagonia) and Uruguay.
> 
> Keith Mueller
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