Oaxaca 3-Birds We See, Flycatchers and more.

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.

Gray Silky Flycatcher

Gray Silky Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

West-Mexican Chachalaca

West-Mexican Chachalaca

Back to flycatchers.  Least Flycatchers were common to see.

Least Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As were Hammonds Flycatchers.

Hammond's Flycatcher

Hammond’s Flycatcher

We saw Blue-gray Gnatcatchers  like we have in Baja Sur,

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

but we also saw White-lored Gnatcatchers, what a treat!

White-lored Gnatcatcher

White-lored Gnatcatcher

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.

Red-legged Honeycreeper

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.

Boucard's Wrens

Boucard’s Wrens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Oaxaca 3-Birds We See, Flycatchers and more.

  1. Marinero says:

    Wow, what beautiful shots. Loved the Grey Silky Fly Catcher and the colors on the Red Legged Honey Creeper are amazing.

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