The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is a resident (non-migratory) tyrant flycatcher that occurs naturally in western North America – from southwestern Oregon and California to west Texas and northern Mexico. It is often found along streams and ponds.
The Black Phoebe reaches a length of 5.75 inches.
The head, chest, back, wings and tail are black. The belly and the under wings are white.
Diet / Feeding
Like other phoebes, it continually wags its tail when perched, and waits on open perches before flying out to catch insects.
Calls / Vocalizations
Its song is described as a series of phrases, rendered sisee and sitsew.
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