Hammond's Flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii
|On my April 2009 trip to
Arizona, I photographed a number of Empidonax flycatchers in Madera
Canyon. Empidonax in migration are notoriously hard to identify,
especially in the absence of heard calls or songs, and I had to leave
several of these birds unspecified. This one seemed to several
experienced empid-watchers to be clearly a Hammond's, with its small
bill and long primary extension.