Flycatcher, Green-Crested bird picturesGREEN-CRESTED OR ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
465. Empidonax virescens. 5.5 inches
This bird is very similar to the Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher, but the lower mandible is light, and the throat and belly white.
Their favorite resorts are shady woods not far from water. Here they nest in the outer branches of bushes, or trees at heights of from four to twenty feet from the ground.
The nests are shallow and composed of twigs and moss. Eggs creamy with brown spots.
Range. - U. S. east of the Plains, breeding from the Gulf to New England and Manitoba; winters in the Tropics.