Flycatchers are a group of birds that, usually, can be seen all day long. Unlike many birds that feed on seeds and flower nectars, flycatchers are often most active after the day warms up a bit. That’s when many insects are busy flying around and these birds can see and catch them. The Gray Silky Flycatcher, related to the Phainopeplas (black cardinals, some call them) we see in Baja, are very common in Oaxaca.
Brown-crested Flycatchers are among the busiest flycatchers you’ll ever see. Whether we’re looking for Robins or Chachalacas, there’s always Brown crested Flycatchers around catching insects overhead, in the bushes or even on the ground. Speaking of Chachalacas (not a flycatcher), here’s one I shot from a long ways away.
Back to flycatchers. Least Flycatchers were common to see.
As were Hammonds Flycatchers.
We saw Blue-gray Gnatcatchers like we have in Baja Sur,
but we also saw White-lored Gnatcatchers, what a treat!
Gnatcatchers feed mostly on insects like the flycatchers, constantly flicking their tails to scare up bugs as they forage threw the brush. The following bird has to be one of our favorites from Oaxaca. Check out the colors on this Red-legged Honeycreeper.
I think I’ll finish up today with a fantastic photo my sweetheart, Debbie, captured. A couple of Boucard’s Wrens socializing.
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