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Great-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

Posted by Julie L. Brown, Photobirder (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 27 August 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

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Central Indiana Birds 2014
Eagle Creek Park
Indianapolis, Indiana

I was standing in the woods looking for warblers when this big flycatcher flew in and landed on a branch within range of my camera. The large size made me first think it was an Eastern Kingbird, but I saw through my lens that it had a big head, large thick bill, and a yellow belly. Although I had never seen one before, my best guess for the ID is Great-crested Flycatcher : "reddish-brown above, with a brownish-gray head, gray throat and breast, and bright lemon-yellow belly. The brown upperparts are highlighted by rufous-orange flashes in the primaries and in the tail feathers. The black bill sometimes shows a bit of pale color at the base."

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured Julie

27 Aug 2014 6:39am

@Doug: Thank you, Doug.

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice capture in a beautiful environment

27 Aug 2014 7:19am

@Focales: Thank you, Marie. The green tones are of spring woods.

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Super, le bec a l'air assez grand par rapport à la taille de l'oiseau

27 Aug 2014 7:24am

@Aigleloup: Merci.

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice. Superb.

27 Aug 2014 8:21am

@Moridi: Thank you.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !

27 Aug 2014 10:59am

Marcel from Beloeil, Belgium

A beautiful bird. I like your picture too.

27 Aug 2014 11:30am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Good shot of this little bird in his habitat.

27 Aug 2014 12:00pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

what a fun fella! absolutely wonderful! thanks for sharing :)

27 Aug 2014 1:53pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle attitude qui nous permet de voir la tête et le dos du gobemouche et bel environnement !

Nice attitude that allows us to see the head and the back of Flycatcher and beautiful environment!

27 Aug 2014 2:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like someone caught your lens. I Love the backside view that you've captured, which shows a nice symmetrical layout of its plumage.

27 Aug 2014 6:10pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Sweet shot.

27 Aug 2014 10:33pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very sharp and perfectly focused as it sits in its beautiful habitat!

28 Aug 2014 2:20am

jean pierre from paris, France

bel oiseau dans sont environnement!! amitiés

28 Aug 2014 11:51am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


28 Aug 2014 12:22pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot

28 Aug 2014 2:03pm

@Sarito: Thanks! Nice of you to stop by.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent focus

29 Aug 2014 6:18am

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

Ein wunderschöner Fliegenschnäpper ! Es gibt so viele Arten davon, aber sie sind meistens an ihrer Haltung und den großen Augen als solche zu erkennen.

29 Aug 2014 7:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I LOVE his markings - intricate and yet soft to see - he must be a friendly bird:-) I love this shot julie!

30 Aug 2014 1:48am

Devi from Chennai, India

Perfect picture !! Wonderful shot here !!!

30 Aug 2014 3:46pm

k@ from Paris, France

What a superb image, quality of focus and richness of bokeh rock !

30 Aug 2014 7:04pm

Sathya from Chennai, India

Wonderful image.

31 Aug 2014 12:34pm