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Photo of a Great Crested Flycatcher.  Photo by Larry Wade, Pocosin Lakes NWR, US Fish and Wildlife ServiceGreat Crested Flycatcher
perched in a safe zone next to a no hunting sign.
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Adult Great Crested Flycatchers have a bushy crest and dark, olive under parts. The throat, breast, and flans are gray; the belly and under tail are bright yellow; and the tail is rusty. There is an olive band on the upper breast.
Juveniles look essentially like the adults, but the colors are somewhat muted. This species of flycatcher breeds east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and in some southern portions of Canada. Great Crested Flycaters inhabit mature deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous forest, preferring to nest in the clearing and edges of wooded ares, orchard, parks, swamps, and cultivated areas scattered with trees.

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