Plumage / Description: Males and females are similar in plumage. Overall a dull grayish/brown color, with a slight yellow wash on the lower belly. Wings and tail have a hint of Rufous, particularly noticeable in flight. At times appears to have a slight crest, but not always visible.
Habitat: Scrub-oak, pinyon-juniper, into transition zone where Ponderosa Pines and oaks come together.
Time of year: Spring, summer resident.
Relative Abundance: Common in appropriate season
Behavior: A cavity nesting flycatcher—frequently will use man-made nesting boxes in residential settings. Typically perches in an open, easily observed location while it hunts for flying insects.
Similar species: Brown-crested Flycatcher
Best sites: Residential settings with a lot of native habitat—pinyons, junipers, oaks. Acker Park, Pioneer Park are good places to see this species.