Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
- HABITAT - The Olive-sided flycatcher is most often found along natural forest edges and openings. Olive-sided flycatchers’ breeding habitat generally consists of coniferous or mixed forest close to rivers or wetlands. In Ontario, They prefer to nest in conifers such as Spruce, Pine and Fir.
- DIET - Olive-sided Flycatcher feeds almost entirely on flying insects. The perch on high tree limbs, flying out to catch insects passing by and return to the branch to eat them.
- FACTS - In Ontario, Olive-sided Flycatchers are declining and are considered as a species at risk under "Special Concern". Likely threats include habitat loss and development in both breeding and wintering grounds, as well as declining insect prey.