Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
STATUS: Rare; first discovered in the United States in 1958, the range of this Mexican species has expanded northward since the middle of the 20th century.
HABITAT: Occurs near sycamore trees in streamside habitats dominated by cottonwood, willow, and mesquite.
NEST: In the United States, nests in streamside sycamores 50 to 60 feet above the ground.
FOOD: Presumably eats insects; commonly flies great distances between perches.
REFERENCES: Levy 1959, Oberholser 1974a, Phillips et al. 1964, Terres 1980, Terrill in Farrand 1983b.