USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Forest and Rangeland Birds of the United States

Natural History and Habitat Use

Dusky-capped Flycatcher -- Myiarchus tuberculifer
(formerly Olivaceous Flycatcher)


RANGE: Breeds in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico; also in Central and South America. Winters from Mexico to South America.

STATUS: Fairly common.

HABITAT: Generally found below 6,000 feet but does occur up to 7,500 feet in montane pine-oak woodlands. Prefers dense scrub oak thickets on hillsides but also occurs along canyon streams where trees grow thick enough to provide deep shade.

SPECIAL HABITAT REQUIREMENTS: Natural cavities or old woodpecker holes in trees for nesting.

NEST: Builds nests in natural cavities in trees and stumps or in old woodpecker holes, 4 to 50 feet above the ground, in oaks, sycamores, or ashes.

FOOD: Eats small insects.

REFERENCES: Bent 1942, Cottam and Knappen 1939, Harrison 1979, Phillips et al. 1964, Terres 1980.


Previous Section -- Family Tyrannidae
Return to Family List
Return to Contents

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/forest/species/myiatube.htm
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Friday, 01-Feb-2013 19:26:06 EST
Reston, VA [vaww55]