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Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus

A large member of the flycatcher family with the preferred habitat of forests.

Common Names

  • Great Crested Flycatcher (en)
  • Copetón viajero (es)
  • Tyran huppé (fr)
  • Schnäppertyrann (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Myiarchus crinitus

Where & When to Spot

Best in Spring upon arrival. The species is then also easier to identify because of its call. Places like Belvédère Outremont or Park Mont-Royal are good options.

How to Identify

Difficult to spot and identify because this species prefers to stay in the crown of large trees. Yellow breast, grey throat and white stripes on the wings.


Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

Park Mont-Royal - 2018-05-29

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/200; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;

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