Birds Catching their Food as they Fly

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens Greenish with yellowish on sides 5 1/2"
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Brown-back; dark breast band; irregular flight 4 1/2-5 1/2"
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica White tail spots; blue-black above; cinnamon-buff below; dark throat; swallow-tailed 6-7 3/4"
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Black and white streaked; black crown 5 1/4"
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray above, whitish below; narrow white eye ring; long black and white tail flipped up 4 1/2"
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Yellow breast; gray black spotted necklace 5 1/2"
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Blackish with long curved wings; batlike 5-5 1/2"
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Rusty rump; dark throat patch; square tailed 5-6"
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Gray-brown; broad white bar on pointed wings; male has white throat and white bar across tail 9 1/2"
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus White band across tail tip; concealed red crown; white throat and belly 8"
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe Gray-brown; black bill; whitish belly 6 1/2-7"
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Gray-brown; two narrow white wing bars; similar to Eastern Phoebe 6-6 1/2"
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Cinnamon wings and tail, gray breast; yellow belly 8-9"
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Bold white eye ring; whitish throat; grayish breast; pale yellow belly; large headed 5 1/4"
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis Brown above with gray-brown chin, throat & upper breast; whitish below 5"
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Brownish-olive above, white tufts on sides of rump; dull white throat & belly towards center of breast; sides & flanks streaked with brownish-olive color 7 1/2"
Purple Martin Progne subis Male is dark, purplish-blue, glossy; female gray below 8"
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Ruby throat, metallic green back 3 1/2"
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Glossy greenish-blue above; white below; white cheek patch 5 3/4"
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus Rounded wings; long tail; mottled gray-brown all over 9 3/4"
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla Olive above; yellow below; dark long tail 4 3/4"


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