SCIENTIFIC NAME: Empidonax Occidentalis
Adults have olive-gray upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with yellowish underparts.
They have a conspicuous teardrop-shaped white eye-ring, white wing bars, a small bill and a short tail.
BILL: broad with yellow-orange to pinkish lower mandible.
SIZE: measures about 5.5 - 6.7 inches in length, with a wingspan of 8.7 inches.
WEIGHT: weighs about 11 - 13 grams.
COLOR: olive-gray, yellow, white, and black.
Insects, spiders, berries and seeds.
Pine-oak or coniferous forest, usually near running water.
BREEDS: Western United States and Mexico.
CALL: A sharp "seet!"
SONG: A high-pitched, squeaky, three-part "ps-SEET, ptsick, seet!"
NEST: Nest is cup-shaped, built on a fork in a tree, usually low in a horizontal branch.
EGGS: 2 - 5 eggs.
They wait on an open perch of a shrub or low branch of a tree and flies out to catch insects in flight (hawking), and also sometimes picks insects from foliage while hovering (gleaning).