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Pewee, Greater
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Contopus pertinax
Arkansas, Belize, California, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, El Salvador, Global, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Nicaragua, North America, Texas, United States Read more
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This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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A tad longer than the Olive-sided Flycatcher. The adult Greater Pewee is the largest breeding Contopus flycatcher to breed in the U.S. It is a dull gray-brown bird all over with some birds that have a buff wash on the breast. They have indistinct wingbars and a very distinct crest. The lower mandible is bright orange and is an easy way to distinguish from the Olive-sided Flycatcher in eastern Arizona and west central New Mexico. They are 8" (20.3 cm) long. They have a 13" (33 cm) wingspan and weigh 1 oz. (28g). ...
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