Gray Flycatcher Photograph
Photos by Greg Clark, December 1999
This Gray Flycatcher was busy catching insects near a small pool about 1/2 mile from the Gila River near the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant. The photo was taken during the Gila River Christmas Bird Count. His breast feathers look like he might have gotten in the water a bit going after a bug. In any case, the eye ring and lower mandible field marks are very clear and representative of a typical Gray Flycatcher in Arizona. There is just a hint of the white edging on the tail, which is notched as expected.
This is the same bird from the back. The sun was blocked a bit so the colors are a little more washed out.
Copyright Greg Clark, 2000