Crested Flycatcher

Crested Flycatcher

Some afternoons in the spring our backyard is a highway for small birds traveling along the edge of the woods. They generally don’t stop long, but this bird was probably a juvenile and appeared to be waiting on some parental guidance.

Crested Flycatcher
Crested Flycatcher

The Merlin Bird ID app identified this as either an Ash-throated Flycatcher or Great Crested Flycatcher from the two photos below. The Great Crested is most likely to be found in South Carolina.

Crested Flycatcher
Crested Flycatcher

Also,  the “lemon-yellow belly” description of the Great Crested was what first made me notice him as it flashed in the sun.

Crested Flycatcher
Crested Flycatcher

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