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Flycatcher, Least bird pictures


Flycatcher, Least bird picturesLEAST FLYCATCHER
467. Empidonax minimus. 5.5 inches
Smaller than the last and with the tail slightly forked. Common everywhere in orchards, swamps, or along roadsides.

They are very often known by the name of "Chebec," because their notes resemble that word. Their nests are placed in upright forks of any kind of trees or bushes; they are made of plant fibres and grasses closely felted together.

The eggs range from three to five in number and are creamy white, without markings; size .65 x .50.

Range. - N. A. east of the Rockies, breeding from middle U.S. north to New Brunswick and Manitoba.