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#ABArare – Asian Brown Flycatcher – Alaska

Things are beginning to get exciting in western Alaska with a handful of noteworthy birds hitting Rare Bird Alerts in the last couple weeks, highlighted by the ABA Areas 5th record of the Code 5 Asian Brown Flycatcher at Gambell yesterday (9/3) found by Aaron Lang.

Asian Brown Flycatcher is a common East Asian Muscicapid, the family consisting of Old World flycatchers. It breeds from Siberia east to Japan and wintering in tropical southern Asia. It has occurred in the ABA Area 4 times previously, all from western Alaska. Three records come from spring (Attu 1985, Gambell 1994, and Buldir 2005), and one prior record comes from the fall (St. Paul 2013).

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Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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