Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Toronto

Adult male Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 24 September 2017.

 

Fork-tailed Flycatcher catching insects from its dead tree perch

Deeply notched three outer primaries indicate this is the nominate subspecies from South America, Tyrannus savana savana, which is highly migratory and wanders north after the austral breeding season. It is the most likely subspecies to occur in Ontario. Nine records have been accepted by the Ontario Bird Records Committee. I have seen two previously in Ontario - before digital photography. The occurrences were: Cayuga on 29-30 September 1993, which was the first accepted record for Ontario, and Linton in York Region 25-28 September 1996.

 

Fork-tailed Flycatcher made frequent sallies to catch dragonflies and other insects.

 

Adult male Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 24 September 2017.