Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
- HABITAT - Great Crested Flycatchers are forest-dwelling birds that prefer deciduous or mixed-deciduous woodlands. They can be found in habitats with a semi-open canopy or forest edge, including urban areas with large trees. During spring and summer, Great Crested Flycatchers breed across the eastern half of the United States and the southern edge of Canada.
- During the non-breeding season, in fall and winter, Great Crested Flycatcher may be found in southern Central America and northeast South America.
- DIET - Great Crested Flycatchers eat insects. They mainly pick insects off of leaves or catch them in the air. During the non-breeding season they will supplement their diet with fruits.
- FACTS - Great Crested Flycatcher are agile flyers and catch most of their insect prey in flight. Most of their time is spent in flight or perched near the tops of large canopy trees, they are rarely seen on the ground. They forage higher in the trees than other flycatchers which helps to avoid competition.