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

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Tue Dec 10 15:08:04 EST 2013


And I think the molt condition leads us to SY ( Second Year).  It does seem
that a lot of these fit that age class when found here.

Mark

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Mark Szantyr <birddog55 at charter.net> wrote:

> 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
>> Director of Bird Conservation
>>
>> Audubon Connecticut
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>> Southbury, CT 06488
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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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> Mark S. Szantyr
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