Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers
The tyrant flycatchers are a large (400+ species) group of birds which are found exclusively in the Americas, particularly in tropical South America. Many members of the group forage in a similar manner - by sallying forth to catch flies from a perch, though others glean insects from foliage, or eat fruit. Although they bear the same name as the Old World Flycatchers they are not closely related. Many species look confusingly similar - although their songs are often weak and undistinguished, they play a key role in separating the different species.
Migration blog (23rd – 29th October)
Birdtrack organiser Scott Mayson and media manager Paul Stancliffe reveal what species have been on the move during the last week and what we can expect over the weekend and into next week.
What we can learn from 25 years of watching gardens
Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country.