Great Crested Flycatcher
Flycatcher family (Tyrannidae)
A large flycatcher. Crest on head, olive-brown back, bright yellow belly, reddish-brown wings and tail.
Cavity nester. Builds nest in a natural cavity or in an old woodpecker hole. Eggs are whitish with dark marks. Clutch size – 4 to 8 eggs.
Call notes include a loud strongly ascending “wheeep” and a burry “prreet.”
The genus name Myiarchus is from the Greek for "ruler of the flies." The species name crinitis is from the Latin for “hairy” or “crested.”
In the Nature Park:
Neotropical migrant. Arrives in late April, early May.