Date: 4/20/17 9:41 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Empidonax flycatcher in Pueblo 4/20
I got good looks at an empidonax flycatcher in the Olive Marsh in
Pueblo this morning. Unfortunately it disappeared before I could take
any photos. The bird looked fine for a Western type flycatcher, very
nice tear drop eye ring, greenish black, yellow underparts, tail
moving up word. Given this early date and the bird being on the
plains, I wonder if the bird was a Pacific Slope Flycatcher, and not a
Cordilleran Flycatcher. I typically don't think Cordilleran
Flycatchers are very early migrants returning back to Colorado. Of
course, the limited time I saw the bird, it didn't make any noise.
Since Cordilleran and Pacific Slope Flycatchers looks the same, and
may even be the same species, we'll likely never really know.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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