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Tufted Flycatcher (Mitrephanes phaeocercus), Carr Canyon, Cochise County

This Tufted Flycatcher was found by Elizabeth White on 16 March 2017, confirmed by Owen Bobier on 20 March 2017 and photographed by Chris Benesh on 24 March, Tony Battiste on 27 March, Ken Murphy on 02 April, and James Ripley on 06 April 2017.

There are three accepted records of Tufted Flycatcher in Arizona scattered across the state. Since 2015 there are 3 pending records one of which is of a pair in Ramsey Canyon which returned and succesfully breed in 2016.

Unmistakable small flycatcher with cinnamon underparts and a conspicuous crest. Reports of a second individual have not been submitted to the ABC.

24 March 2017, photo by Chris Benesh

27 March 2017, photo by Tony Battiste

02 April 2017, photo by Ken Murphy

06 April 2017, photo by James Ripley

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Submitted on 25 March 2017

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