Length: 8 - 9"
Breeding Habitat: Prefers to nest in deciduous woodlands, but is also found in mixed woodlands, wooded pastures and swamps, orchards, parks, and wooded residential areas.
Diet: Mostly insects, including butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, beetles, and wasps. Also spiders, small fruits and berries. Has been know to occasionally eat small lizards.
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(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Great-crested Flycatcher breeds throughout New England.
This bird winters mainly in southern Florida, southern Mexico, Central America, and northwestern South America.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Great-crested Flycatcher from Dec-Feb over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS