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Sarasota News Leader May 24, 2013 Other interesting and fun facts from CLO's site: "Many, but not all, Great Crested Flycatcher nests contain shed snakeskin. Other crinkly materials, such as plastic wrappers, cellophane, and onion skin, may be used. The Great Crested Flycatcher makes the same 'wee-eep' calls on the wintering grounds that it makes in summer. This bird's diet consists primarily of flies." Page 74 stumbling across an abandoned nest (this species nests in tree cavities) and perhaps finding some little treasure in it! You would be surprised at what turns up in Blue Jay nests, and this bird seems equally attracted to hoarding small shiny objets d'art. I have included a couple of photos of the Great Crested Flycatcher. Male or female? Well, this is yet another bird that does not display sexual dimorphism. I maintain that as long as the I am not certain how interesting the "wee-eep" birds know who is what, well, we do not really call information is, but it is fun to contemplate need to pry!

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