Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus
Nov. 25, 2012

The following sequence of three photos of the great crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) date to over a year ago. Perhaps I was waiting to see if I could get a better set; however, I haven't met another since then, so these will have to do for the time being.

The great crested flycatcher is one of the larger flycatchers (nearly the size of a thrush or American robin), and its distinctive features are a crest, a yellow tummy, and cinnamon wings and tail.

Well, I got the crest and yellow tum in the first photo.

Great crested flycatcher with crest up
  The next photo shows a trace of the cinnamon.
Great crested flycatcher
  More cinnamon here but the crest is down.
Great crested flycatcher
  All in all, I'd say a very shy bird. Or perhaps I caught the great crested flycatcher on an off day during migration.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with either the Pentax SMC 1000mm reflex lens or the Sigma 150-500mm lnes (I forget), on September 10, 2011, for these photos.

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