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P-slope flycatcher

Hi from the snowy sandhills - thought you all might be interested in a  little info on our west coast visitor's latin name, Empidonax difficillis. Empidonax is Latin from the Greek emphis or empidos for mosquito and anax for king. This from a belief that it consumes lots of mosquitos. difficillis is Latin for difficult (to observe) - which was the case for me on both my breif tries this weekend!

Take care

Weymouth Woods - SNP
Southern Pines, NC