Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) - Endangered
The Acadian Flycatcher has an olive-green crown, back and tail with a pale whitish throat and breast. The most prominent feature of this bird is the bold white ring around the eye, and two whitish horizontal bars on the wing. The beak is short but wide-based, allowing a big opening for snatching insects out of the air.
Ontario Population: 27-35 pairs
Threats to this Species: The main threat to the Acadian Flycatcher is habitat loss and degradation due to clearing of forests for agricultural and urban development.
Fun Fact: The Acadian Flycatcher is an excellent flier, it is extremely maneuverable, able to hover and can even fly backward.
Want to learn more about local bird species? Visit Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory's website for more info!
Want to learn more about birds across Canada? Visit the Birds Canada website for more info!
Species descriptions are from the Species at Risk in Ontario website.
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