Great Crested Flycatcher

1/200s at f5.6, ISO:800, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/800mm

The Great Crested Flycatcher is a large insect-eating bird. It is found over most of the eastern and mid-western portions of the continent. It dwells mostly in treetops and is rarely found on the ground. They wait on a high perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick food off vegetation. They also eat fruits and berries. Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed forests across eastern North America. The Great Crested Flycatcher nests in a tree cavity. A snakeskin is usually included in the lining of the nest; sometimes a plastic wrapper is substituted. A clutch of 4 to 8 eggs is laid; incubation takes 13 to 15 days; 12 to 21 days before the young fledge. These birds migrate to Mexico and South America, also Florida and Cuba
Medicine Creek, NE