Tyrant Flycatchers of New England

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Tyrant Flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker

Learn interesting facts about the Tyrant Flycatchers of New England.
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Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) is the largest bird family in the world. However, they are found only in the Americas. Most species that breed in North America migrate to the warmer climate of Central and South America in the fall.

Many New England species forage by sitting on a perch until they spot a flying insect, then dart out to capture it. They then return to their perch and repeat the process. Some species will find their prey on leaves or branches. Additionally, some foraging is done on the ground. A specific species may use more than one method of foraging.