Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

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Adult

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

Adult

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

Juvenile

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

Adult

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

Adult

Frequently wags tail down and up when perched.

Adult

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

Adult

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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/easpho