Ashy Flycatcher Fraseria caerulescens
Version: 1.1 — Published June 25, 2020
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Diet and Foraging
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Main Foods Taken
Mainly insects, but sometimes berries (6).
Microhabitat for Foraging
Usually forages in the upper levels of vegetation, between the treetops and under canopy (1).
Food Capture and Consumption
Sits upright on exposed perches, from which makes short circular flights to catch flying insects, or hovers to snatch prey from foliage; occasionally gleans foliage and bark. Active, moving around constantly (1).
Major Food Items
Feed mostly on insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), adult and larval lepidopterans (especially moths), winged ants (Formicidae), and termites (Isoptera); sometimes small fruit (6); rarely, geckos up to 5 cm long taken. Invertebrate prey 5–35 mm, mostly 15–20 mm (1).