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Olive-sided Flycatcher

Contopus cooperi

The Olive-sided Flycatcher and other flycatchers in the family get their namesake by their foraging behavior: they sit high in a treetop, dart out after a flying insect, then return to its perch. Olive-sided Flycatchers vocalize frequently and is readily identified by its distinctive "quick-THREE-beers" song.

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Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Columbia Plateau

Columbia NWR consists of shrub-steppe, where Loggerhead Shrikes and Western Meadowlarks can be viewed. Scan the riparian shrub habitats for Lazuli Buntings, Yellow-breasted Chats, Eastern and Western Kingbirds, and Bullock's Orioles.

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