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Empidonax

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Empidonax

Kingdom:
Alder Flycatchers, Empidonax alnorum
Scientific classification
Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Empidonax
Cabanis, 1855
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The genus Empidonax is a group of small insect-eating passerine birds in the tyrant flycatcher family, the Tyrannidae. Most of these birds are remarkably similar in plumage: olive on the upper parts with light underparts, eye rings and wing bars. In the nesting season they may be distinguished by range, habitat and call; in other situations, particularly on migration and in winter, it may not be possible to be sure of specific identification. Empidonax flycatchers often flick their wings and tails rapidly. Euler's flycatcher, Lathrotriccus euleri and gray-breasted flycatcher, Lathrotriccus griseipectus were formerly placed in Empidonax, but differ anatomically and biochemically and are now places in the genus Lathrotriccus.

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  • Generic Study of Euler's Flycatcher
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