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Turquoise crested flycatcher

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Great crested flycatcher, or yellow-bellied crested tyrant (Myiarchus crinitus) breeds in eastern North America from Canada to Texas and California, and winters in southern Florida, Mexico, Central and South America. Some populations living in southern Forida and Cuba are sedentary. It inhabits sparse forests, is often found on forest edges, and does not avoid urbanized areas.

Appearance

This is a rather large flycatcher, reaching a length of 18-22 cm and weighing up to 34 g. Its head, painted in a dark gray color, seems to be quite large (in comparison with body size), but here is the crest, from which this bird got its name is not particularly noticeable. But flycatchers have a strong thick beak and a rather long tail.

Reproduction

These noisy and noticeable birds often coexist with people who wait for their arrival in the spring and prepare artificial nests for them. If the latter are not enough, crested tyrants hatch their chicks in old woodpecker hollows, in holes in all kinds of pillars, as well as in other closed cavities of natural or artificial origin. Usually large crested flycatchers nest in deciduous or mixed forests. Males during the breeding season are territorial and actively defend their areas, which they often use for several years in a row.The Great Crested Flycatcher, as well as some of its relatives, which also locate their nests in closed shelters, are known for their tendency to use dry skins dropped by snakes during molting for lining their nests. At one time it was believed that thereby tyrants protect themselves from the attacks of real snakes, however, in recent years it has been established that birds are no less willing to fill their nests with a variety of plastic materials. Both parents are usually looking for a nest site, but only the female builds the nest. She uses a wide variety of building materials for this: leaves, feathers, wool, grass, tree bark, human hair and snake skins. In a clutch of a crested flycatcher, there are from 4 to 8 (usually 5) eggs. Only the female incubates them for 13-15 days. After hatching of chicks, the male helps her to remove empty shells and feces of chicks, and also actively participates in feeding them with insects. Chicks fledge 13-15 days after hatching, but for about 3 more weeks they stay with their parents, who continue to feed and protect them.

Food

Great Crested Flycatcher predominantly insectivorous and usually catches insects in the air, rarely finds them on the ground. In addition, these birds feed on a variety of fruits and berries. Most often, they hunt high in the crowns of trees, higher than many other insectivorous birds. Their victims are most often butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, bees and wasps, flies and spiders.

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