Nutting's Flycatcher (Myiarchus nuttingi), Bill Williams River NWR, La Paz County
This Nutting's Flycatcher was discovered by David Vander Pluym and Lauren Harter on 18 December 2011 and confirmed on 19 December 2011. Sound recordings were made by Lauren Harter on 19 and 20 December 2011 and by Cole Wolf on 19 December 2011. The bird was photographed by David Vander Pluym and Cole Wolf on 19 December 2011, by John West on 20 December 2011, by Philip Kline on 26 December 2011, by Bryan Patrick on 30 December 2011 and by Tom Johnson on 09 March 2012.
There are four previous records for Nutting's Flycatcher in North America,
three in Arizona and one in California. The most recent Arizona record
(2008) was from this same location.
These four recordings (1-4) were made by Lauren Harter:
In the first recording, it is spontaneously calling with a short "wheep" call. Recording 1
In the second recording, it gives a buzzy songlike snippet, "brrt", in
response to a recording of Nutting's Flycatcher.
These three recordings (5-7) were made by Cole Wolf:
A recording of the long weep call:
Field marks that support Nutting's in the following photographs: 1. Cinnamon edgings turning to yellow on the secondaries 2. Brown face 3. Bright yellow belly 4. Small bill 5. Green tones to the back 6. Lack of dark tail hook (rules out an adult Ash-throated) on underside of outermost tail feather.
Somewhat dated (2003), but extensive analysis of Nutting's Flycatcher ID by
Don Robertson, can be found
19 December 2011, photos by David Vander Pluym
19 December 2011, photos by Cole Wolf
26 December 2011, photos by Philip Kline
30 December 2011, photos by Bryan Patrick
09 March 2012, photo by Tom Johnson
This photo does not show the diagnostic field marks, but does show some supporting marks like the brownish face and shape compared to an Ash-throated Flycatcher.
20 December 2011, photo by John WestAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 20 December 2011