The darker the color, the more favorable the climate conditions are for survival. The outlined areas represent approximate current range for each season. More on reading these maps.
The drab Dusky Flycatcher is ecologically midway between the similar Hammond’s and Gray Flycatchers, favoring less arid habitats than the latter but less forested habitats than the former. And like its Interior West counterparts, the Dusky is forecast by Audubon's climate model to undergo a potentially vast expansion of the winter climate space into the southeastern U.S., with pine savannahs and disturbed “edge” habitats perhaps particularly propitious. Unfortunately, change in summer is predicted to trend the opposite direction, with a projected 70% decrease in available summer climate space. The Dusky Flycatcher may disappear from current strongholds in mountain meadows and foothills shrublands that receive insufficient precipitation in a changing climate.