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Ainsley, D. T. J. 1992. Vocalizations and nesting behaviour of the Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
American Ornithologists' Union. 1989. Thirty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 106:532-538.
Bailey, S. F. 1983. Western Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis. Pp. 268-269 In The Audubon Society master guide to birding. Vol. 2. Gulls to dippers.(J. Farrand, Jr. Ed.) Alfred A. Knopf, New York.
Buckley, P. A., and S. S. Mitra. 2003. Williamson's Sapsucker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, and other long-distance vagrants at a Long Island, New York stopover site. North American Birds 57:292-304.
Davis, J., G.F. Fisler, and B.S. Davis. 1963. The breeding biology of the Western Flycatcher. Condor 65:337-382.
Howell, S.N.G., and R.J. Cannings. 1992. Songs of two Mexican populations of the Western Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis complex. Condor 94:785-787.
Howell, S.N.G., and S. Webb. 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press, New York.
Johnson, N.K. 1980. Character variation and evolution of sibling species in the Empidonax difficilis-flavescens complex (Aves: Tyrannidae). University of California Publications in Zoology. 112:1-151.
Johnson, N.K. 1994. Old-school taxonomy versus modern biosystematics: Species level decisions in Stelgidopteryx and Empidonax. Auk 111:773-780.
Johnson, N.K. and J.A. Marten. 1988. Evolutionary genetics of flycatchers. II. Differentiation in the Empidonax dificilis complex. Auk 105:177-191.
Kaufman, K. 1990. A field guide to advanced birding. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.
Kaufman, K. 2001. Birds of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.
Lowther, P. E. 2000. Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) and Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis). In The Birds of North America, No. 556 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
National Geographic Society. 1999. Field guide to birds of North America. 3rd ed. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
National Geographic Society. 2002. National Geographic field guide to the birds of North America, Fourth Edition. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
Sibley, D. A. 2000. The Sibley guide to birds. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.
Whitney, B. and K. Kaufman. 1986b. The Empidonax challenge: Looking at Empidonax. Part IV. Acadian, Yellow-bellied, and Western flycatchers (Empidonax virescens, E. flaviventris, and E. dificilis, respectively). Birding 18: 315-327.
Zimmer, K. J. 1985.The Western bird watcher. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Inglewood Cliffs, NJ.