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Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe



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Plump songbird with a large head that often looks peaked. Grayish brown above with a darker head and whitish below.


Plump songbird with a large head that often looks peaked and a medium length squared tail. Grayish brown above and whitish below.


Juveniles are similar to adults, but have variable reddish-brown wingbars and a paler head.


Plump songbird that often has a peaked head. Grayish brown above and whitish below with a smudgy breast.


Frequently wags tail down and up when perched.


Found in open woods such as yards, parks, woodlands, and woodland edges.


Build nests in niches or under overhangs, where the young will be protected from the elements.

Recommended Citation

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: