Gray Flycatcher, Empidonax wrightii


Gray Flycatcher
I photographed this bird from quite a distance away (hence the blur) at the west end of Stampede Reservoir,
north of Truckee in the Sierras. Notable features include a faint eyering, short primary extension, and
a bill that's moderately long, with mostly yellow lower mandible with dark tip. Though I I didn't hear it
vocalize, or see it pump its tail, experienced empidonax observers all favored the identification as Gray
Flycatcher, which is a plausible species where this bird was seen.