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willow flycatcher

See under alder flycatcher.

alder flycatcher

a North American flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum, of alder thickets and other moist areas, that has greenish-brown upper parts and whitish underparts and is almost indistinguishable except by voice from E. traillii (willow flycatcher) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Among them the endangered willow flycatcher, which routinely nests in the tamarisk thickets that replaced the willow trees there.
  • Endangered southwestern willow flycatcher begins nesting.

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