The Alder Flycatcher [ Pictures for Easy Identification]

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2022

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Introduction

What the Alder Flycatcher Looks Like

The Alder Flycatcher has head color of olive-green.

The Alder Flycatcher has face color of olive-green.

The Alder Flycatcher has back color of green and black.

The Alder Flycatcher has bill color of black and orange.

The Alder Flycatcher has wing color of black and white.

The Alder Flycatcher has belly color of white.

The Alder Flycatcher has tail color of greenish.

The Alder Flycatcher has eyering color of white.

The Alder Flycatcher has chest color of dark-green.

The Alder Flycatcher has leg color of black.

The Alder Flycatcher has neck color of whiteish.

Range and Sighting Map for the Alder Flycatcher

US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the FALL
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the FALL
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the SUMMER
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the SUMMER
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the WINTER
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the WINTER
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the SPRING
US Range Map for the Alder Flycatcher in the SPRING

Weight, Length, and Wingspan of the Alder Flycatcher

The length of the Alder Flycatcher is from 5.1 inches to 6.7 inches (13.0 cm to 17.0 cm).

The weight of the Alder Flycatcher is from 0.4 ounces to 0.5 ounces (11.3 grams to 14.2 grams).

The wingspan of the Alder Flycatcher is from 8.3 inches to 9.4 inches (21.1 cm to 23.9 cm).

Pictures of the Alder Flycatcher

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Alder Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher? by Memotions, from flickr, licensed under CC
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Alder Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher by BCNH09, from flickr, licensed under CC
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Alder Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher by srboisvert, from flickr, licensed under CC
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Alder Flycatcher, 20180913-fs-superior-sar-009 by Forest Service Photography, from flickr, licensed under CC
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Alder Flycatcher, IMG_7297 by gary_leavens, from flickr, licensed under CC

Feeding Behavior of the Alder Flycatcher

It waits on a tree and then flies out to catch insects in mid-air.

It also catches insects from leaves while hovering.

It is very identical to the Willow in appearance.

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What the Alder Flycatcher Likes to Eat

The Alder Flycatcher feeds on the following:

  • Mostly insects (wasps, bees, winged ants, beetles, flies, caterpillars, moths, bugs)
  • spiders
  • berries
  • seeds

Where To Find the Alder Flycatcher

You can find the Alder Flycatcher in the following habitats:

  • willows
  • alders
  • brushy swamps
  • a low or hollow place, especially a marshy depression between ridges
  • around deciduous trees and shrubs that are near to water.

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