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

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Tue Dec 10 14:01:47 EST 2013

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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