Great-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus

Last month at the Field Museum, I was able to work on a Myiarchus crinitus. You can read about that here. I finally got around to making a painting of it. Great-crested Flycatchers are known to be rather agressive (spirited?) birds, that have benefited from the current fragmentation of our suburban landscapes. They prefer the wooded edge of an open lot to the deep woods. M. crinitus are secondary cavity nesters, meaning that they will often nest in an abandoned woodpecker hole. They're quite beautiful too with their lemony yellow breast, and touches of burnt sienna in the wings.

This painting is available in the store.


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