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Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus cinerascens

ML39651311


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Doug Hitchcox
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eBird Checklist S9006702
Monhegan Island
Lincoln, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.7657, -69.3131 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

***mega; photos found by Jeremiah Trimble at Trailing Yew; very tattered juvenile, with completely juvenal tail feathers and just 3 fresh greater coverts and one tertial on the right side and just two greater coverts on the left side; never heard calling, but studied at length. An obvious Myiarchus with a ratty crest that was often raised. Throat and upper chest ashy gray fading to a very pale yellowish belly; back brown with some faint olive tones; coverts obviously worn with broad buffy edging; bill long and slender (looked longer because of the worn condition of the head feathers) with some pale on the gape and at the very base of the mandible, visible in very close views; legs blackish, eye rich chestnut brown. It made multiple flycatching sallies, often cleaning insects off of buildings or catching them from the ground. Jeremiah and Goug have video of it catching and dispatching an earthworm and we all saw it catch and eat a stinkbug. To our knowledge this is a first for Monhegan and a species we had been hoping to find here given the recent rush of records in the Northeast (including 2-4 on Plum Island, one on Cuttyhunk, one in Boston, and several in Atlantic Canada). Photos by Jeremiah on flickr:

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,795KB
Dimensions
3291 x 2194

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