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Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

Aves > Passeriformes > Tyrannidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishGreat Crested Flycatcher
FrenchTyran huppé
SpanishCopetón viajero


A large member of the flycatcher family with the preferred habitat of forests.

How to Identify

Difficult to spot and identify because this species prefers to stay in the crown of large trees. Yellow breast, grey throat and white stripes on the wings.

Where When to Spot

Best in Spring upon arrival. The species is then also easier to identify because of its call. Places like Belvédère Outremont or Park Mont-Royal are good options.



2022-09-03Belvédère Outremont
2022-05-14Belvédère Outremont
2018-05-29Parc Mont-Royal