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Ash-throated Flycatcher
(Myiarchus cinerascens)


The Ash-throated Flycatcher is a summer resident bird from April through late August or early September, and is common at lower elevations in migration. This bird breeds in shrubby desert, coastal sage scrub, chaparral or other arid habitats where sparse trees are used for nesting. Ash-throated Flycatcher nests can be found in a tree crevice, woodpecker hole, or other cavity resulting from split or decaying wood. Ash-throated Flycatchers nest from near sea level to 7,500 feet.

Status: Not protected
Nesting habitat: Open arid habitats
Diet: Insects and small fruits
Breeding season begins: Mid April to early May
Nest type: Tree cavity
Typical number of eggs: 4-5
Incubated by: Female
Nestlings tended by: Both parents
Migratory: Yes
Active period on the Preserve: March through August (see graph)

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