Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Status in the Checklist Area - (4) Accidental

A large flycatcher of the southwest States, rare north of Oregon. A large flycatcher that eats insects and also berries when available. Nests in cavities made by woodpeckers which is unique among flycatchers. Migrates south to Costa Rica for the winter.

Similar species:
A unique looking bird among our common bird species but very similar to other species in its genus such as the Great Crested Flycatcher. To date, no other Myiarchus flycatcher species has been recorded in our checklist area.

Ehrlich, Dobkin and Wheye, (1988)
Sibley, (2000)

Noteworthy Data
14-June-2011 Whorley Road, Agassiz K. R. Jones Single bird. Seen for one day.
22-Aug-2009 Matsqui Trail, Abbotsford J. Vooys Seen 500 m west of Mission Bridge.
02-Sept-2007 Whorley Road, Agassiz K. R. Jones Seen almost daily until 12 October 2007.
03-Sept-1999 Cheam Lake Wetlands, Popkum G. Gadsden Observed mid-morning near lake outflow.
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