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There are three photos on this page:

1. Late nestling
Great Crested Flycatcher,
recovered from a cat attack

Injured nestling Great Crested Flycatcher.

2. Side view, late nestling
Great Crested Flycatcher,
recovered from a cat attack

Side view, Great Crested Flycatcher (injured late nestling).

3. Great Crested Flycatcher,
ready for release after
full recovery from cat attack

Recovered Great Crested Flycatcher, ready for release.

Along with the Eastern Phoebe and the Eastern Kingbird, this species is a large member of the Flycatcher family. Generally a woodland bird, the Great Crested Flycatcher eats mostly insects, and some berries. Great Cresteds are cavity nesters and will use manmade nestboxes to rear their young. Adult males are territorial and will sometimes engage in physical combat with each other. These birds migrate to Mexico and South America for the winter.

This young Great Crested Flycatcher was brought to us as a victim of a cat attack. He was treated and recovered completely. He has returned each spring ever since, loudly announcing his arrival here!

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All photographs by Walter S. Bezaniuk. Most illustrations by Kathleen Frisbie.
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