A flycatcher with brownish-olive upperparts (slightly grayer in the east), a whitish throat that contrasts with the pale olive breast, a pale yellow belly, and two light wing bars; generally lacks a conspicuous eye ring; as in other flycatchers, the bill is depressed and wide at the base.
For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.
Western Hemisphere Range
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The Bozeman area migraton period is May 30 to June 10 with no discernible movement in fall.
Breeding habitat is typically in moist shrubby areas, often with standing or running water (Sedgwick 2000).
Near Fortine, both eggs and young have been seen in June. Young have been seen in the nest in July in northwest Montana.