Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
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General Comments Accidental. There is one record: an individual found on the Jordan Lake CBC in eastern Chatham on 28 Dec 2003, and lingering until 22 Jan 2004 [Chat 72:41-43 link], [Chat 69:32 link]. It was seen by many birders and was photographed. The Gray Flycatcher breeds primarily in the Great Basin of the western United States and winters primarily in Mexico, and there are only a few records in the eastern US/Canada.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain No records.
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
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Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2012-07-15], LeGrand[2011-12-10]
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