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Phoebe, Black
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Sayornis nigricans
Alaska, Argentina, Arkansas, Belize, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Global, Guatemala, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Nicaragua, North America, Oklahoma, Oregon, Panama, Peru, South America, Texas, United States, Utah, Venezuela Read more
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This species has an extremely 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 ...
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The Black Pheobe has predominately black plumage, with a white belly and undertail coverts. The sexes are identical in color, and juveniles have brown feather tips and brown wing-bars. Its song is a repeated tee-hee, tee ho. It lives in a variety of habitats but is always near water. It is mainly insectivorous, and waits on a perch before flying out and catching its prey in the air. It makes an open cup nest which is placed under a cliff or a bridge and cemented in its place with mud. ...
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