olive vest with streakings (California, USA; 2006-05-20)

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Contopus cooperi

Native Range: North America

Notes: a rather large and sturdy flycatcher that sometimes (but not always) shows diagnostic white tufted patches of feathers on the sides of its rump; otherwise best told from similar Western Wood Pewee by its olive "vest" usually highlighted by darker streaks, and by its shorter-tailed look; no sexual dimorphism.

rather short, squarish tail; wide flycatcher bill (California, USA; 2006-05-20)

vested look underneath (California, USA; 2006-05-20)