Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Least or Yellow Bellied Flycatcher - Western Mass

Recommended Posts

Looking for the yellow belly on a Yellow-bellied is a mistake. Almost all of our Empids (and several of our other flycatchers) will show a yellow belly in fresh plumage. The thing to look for is the distinctly yellow throat with very little contrast between the throat and the face. This guy has a distinctly yellow belly with a distinctly gray throat -- it's a Least. Yellow-bellied is also a migrant through Massachusetts, with very few summer records.

Ignore that last part -- I was thinking the shot was taken recently.

Edited by psweet
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...