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

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Tue Dec 10 15:06:12 EST 2013


how about SY male?  the primary shapes exclude female I think

Mark

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 2:16 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
>
>
> Patrick M. Comins
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> Subject: [CT Birds] F T Flycatcher notes regarding its winter migration
>
> 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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