Eastern Phoebe

(Sayornis phoebe)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Eastern Phoebe

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open deciduous woodlands, deciduous forest edges and openings, usually near water

Size

6½ to 7in length

10½ wingspan

Photo by Tom Baker

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Migration

Mid-March to early November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Birding big sit at Cold Water Spring part of the Mississippi National River Recreation Area.

 
     

 

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Published on May 17, 2013

In this video, an eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is shown flying from perch to perch above the East River with an insect in its beak. This video was recorded by the East River in Guilford, Connecticut on May 11, 2013.

 
     
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Published on May 14, 2012

The Eastern Phoebe is common east of Rockies in forested areas near streamsides, bridges, farms, roadsides, and towns.

It has a dark head, no eye ring, no wing bars. Its upright posture and tail wagging habit help identify this flycatcher. Told from pewees by its darker head than back and lack of wing bars. Empidonax flycatchers have eye rings and wing bars.

Its song: asks "Phoebe?" and then answers "Phoebe!"; sharp chip call.

 
     
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Published on Feb 16, 2013

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) - By: Mark H. Vance - Be sure to check out all of Mark's bird videos at http://www.youtube.com/markinsrq5 Please subscribe if you like birds, many more great videos to come! Thanks

Mark Vance
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Sarasota, Fl 34233

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Published on Apr 19, 2012

These eastern phoebes are building a nest inside my garage. They use mainly mud and moss to construct their nests. They will typically raise two brewds in the same nest each season. © 2012 Garth McElroy

 
     
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Uploaded on May 9, 2008

Phoebe sees dragonfly, sallies forth to catch and eat it. At North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC

 
     

 

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