Ash-throated Flycatcher

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: cinerascens


La. passer  sparrow, small bird
La. forma  form, kind, species
Gr. turannos  tyrant
La. tyrannus  tyrant, despot
Gr. muia  a fly
Gr. arkhos  lord, prince
La. cinis  ashes, embers 

Ash-throated Flycatcher, Louis Agassiz Fuertes

  Louis Agassiz Fuertes  

About seven inches long. Brown upperparts and tail with white bars on the wings. Pale gray throat and breast. Yellow underside.  Brownish upper, darker finely barred wings and tail.

Inhabits forests throughout the Southwest from Texas to the Pacific, north to Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and south over the Mexican highlands to northern Central America.

    USGS Ash-throated Flycatcher Map


Nests in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deep shady forests and deserts.

Lays three to seven, usually four buff brown eggs with brown longitudinal lines. Eggs hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks.

Catches insects in flight and also eats fruit.

The Nestbox for Ash-throated Flycatchers has a 6" by 6" floor, 9" inside ceiling, 1 1/2" diameter entrance hole located 7" above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.  Hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount on tree or post in a secluded area in the forest, field edge, or near a stream between four and ten feet high with partial sun & shade.

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Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over.



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