The Great Crested Flycatcher is a medium sized songbird. They have a bright yellow belly, cinnamon rufous in wings and tail and pale wingbars.Their throat and breast are grey.


Habitat and Distribution

Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed forests across eastern North America. These birds migrate to Mexico and South America, as well as to Florida and Cuba.


Feeding

They wait on a high perch and fly out to catch insects in flight. Sometimes they may be seen hovering to pick food off of vegetation, buildings, and even windows. They also eat fruits and berries.


Breeding

They nest in cavities, often including snakeskin in the nest lining.


Calls and Songs

The call of these birds is a whistled weep.