This Week’s Endangered Species: the Acadian Flycatcher

Residing in mature deciduous forests and streamsides, the Acadian Flycatcher has an olive-green crown, back and tail with a pale whitish throat and breast. The Acadian’s most prominent feature of this bird is the bold white ring around the eye, and two whitish horizontal bars on the wing. The beak is short but wide-based, allowing a big opening for snatching insects out of the air.

Above and beyond its physical features, the Acadian Flycatcher is best distinguished from other Flycatchers by its explosive song often interpreted as “peet-sah”, with a strong emphasis on the first syllable.

To find out where you can see an Acadian Flycatcher in Southwestern Ontario, check out this map:

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