Least Flycatcher

Empidonax minimus

ML189015671



eBird Checklist S61509500
Morganza Forebay (restricted access – roadside birding only)
Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.7821, -91.6232 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

ID as LEFL in field but finally looking at photos 2 days later ... serious questions arose because bird looked very pale, long-tailed, and long-billed in photos above. In fact, 4 experienced observers to whom I sent the photos each independently said Gray Flycatcher. A 5th, Gary Rosenberg, stuck with Least and pointed out that the length of bill was exaggerated by loss of feathers (on a generally ratty bird) at base of bill. This was also Marky's conclusion, independent from Gary. Marky then dug out her video clip, which clinches the LEFL ID IMO -- rapid upward tail-flicking and chunky, short-tailed look

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P900
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
357 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,470KB
Dimensions
2850 x 2802

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