FLYCATCHER is a small perching bird belonging to the diverse family Tyrannidae. The bird has a hooked bill with stiff bristles at the base. There are more than a dozen types of flycatchers, including their near relatives the wood-pewee, the phoebe and the kingbird. All types are summer visitors to BC, attracted to the province by the plentiful numbers of flying INSECTS on which they feed. Several belong to the genus Empidonax; small, dull-coloured birds with light eye-rings and pale bars of...

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