Great Crested Flycatcher

In my experience the Great Crested Flycatcher would rather be heard and not seen, calling out from the privacy of the treetops, so imagine my surprise today when he was down low in this single tree behind the Lilly Nature Center. In case there’s any confusion as to why this bird is known as the Great Crested Flycatcher, just look at the size of that head! Errr, I mean crest, look at that crest. And don’t call them fat headed flycatchers, we, I mean they don’t like being called fat heads.

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