The Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii) breeds in Canada only in the south Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The species is a recent arrival there, the first documented breeding taking place in 1986. A survey in 1990 found 47 territorial males in three sites near Summerland (41 males), Vaseux Lake (2), and Oliver (4). Territories are located in pure stands of small to medium-sized ponderosa pines (Pinus pondersosa) with a very open understory. There are no forseeable major threats to this habitat in the near future, but population monitoring and searches for new breeding sites should continue. Because of its small population, the Gray Flycatcher should be considered Vulnerable in British Columbia.
Cannings, R.J.. 1995. Status of the Gray Flycatcher in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. B76
Topic: Species status
Keywords: gray flycatcher, empidonax wrightii, species, report, status
Scientific Name: Empidonax wrightii
English Name: Gray Flycatcher
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