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Olive-sided Flycatcher Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- Large, triangular head
- Dark face with indistinct eye ring
- Fairly large, dark bill
- Dark olive upperparts and sides
- White throat, center of breast, belly and undertail
  coverts
- White wing bars
- White rump feathers sometimes protrude over top of
  wings
- Juveniles have somewhat browner upperparts
- Often perches at the very top of a dead snag
- Commonly feeds by flying out to catch insects and
  returning to same perch

Similar species
The Olive-sided Flycatcher is similar to pewees but has darker sides, larger bill, and white patches above the wings (not always visible). Empidonax flycatchers are much smaller.
 
 
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