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Sulfur-bellied flycatcher        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Sulfur-bellied flycatchers are tropical and subtropical birds that barely make it over the US-Mexico border into the Madrean 'sky island' mountains of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.   A strikingly marked and noisy species (they sound like rubber ducks), they nest in tree cavities, for which they compete with other hole-nesters such as elegant trogons and acorn woodpeckers.   These were photographed in Madera Canyon and Ramsey Canyon, both in Arizona.

  • Canon 7D2 or R5; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X converter, fill-in flash (2020, 2022)