yellow belly, gray breast (California, USA; 2010-05-30)

Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus tyrannulus

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: one in a large complex of Myiarchus flycatchers that all look quite alike in plumage; in North America, this species is a western counterpart of the eastern Great-crested Flycatcher, but has somewhat less extensive yellow on the breast; somewhat larger than the similar Ash-throated Flycatcher; no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; brown upperparts, crested look (California, USA; 2010-05-30)

in flight note rufous tinge on tail (California, USA; 2010-05-30)

rufous on primaries as well as on tail feathers (California, USA; 2010-05-30)