30 August, 2009

Eastern Phoebe

Scientific Name: Sayornis phoebe

Population Estimate: 16M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Nests close to people throughout eastern US and up into much of Canada. Winters around the Gulf of Mexico and into central Mexico. Preferred habitat is open woods. 

Field Notes: Medium-sized flycatcher. Dark head, black bill, no eye markings (to distinguish from most Empidonax flycatchers), no white wing bars (to distinguish from Eastern Wood-Pewee), longish tail which it moves in a characteristic circular pattern while perching. Emphatic "phee-bee" call.

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