7. Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) Photographed at Washtucna in E Washington during early fall migration. Brighter as in first plumage, the bird still basically resembles the bird photographed during May at same location.
Willow Flycatcher . Aug 4, 1984 *Horicon NWR, WI w/ Jan A small, non-descript Empidonax flycatcher w/ a distinctive call: "Fitz Pwew!" Listed as It's listed as "common" Spr, Sum, & Fall, & "nesting" . Photo by MuskratPhoto taken: Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA
Willow Flycatcher (E.t. adastus), a subspecies, is the EASTERN NOMINATE SUBSPECIES of the willow flycatcher. It was described by Audubon in 1828. It breeds from the eastern coast of the United States to the western Rocky Mountains.