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Eastern Phoebe
(Sayornis phoebe)

Eastern Phoebe
© Brian Kushner |
Eastern Phoebe Information

Length:  5.5 - 7 "

Breeding Habitat:  Nests in farmyards, under bridges, in culverts, in rock outcroppings, and under eaves of buildings.

Nest site is located near semi-open woodlands or forest edges, often near running water.

Diet:  Flying insects including wasps, flying ants, and bees. Also spiders, millipedes, and ticks. Small fruits and seeds during the cooler months.
Identification tips for the Eastern Phoebe
Song and calls of the Eastern Phoebe

        Photo of Eastern Phoebe at Nest
Range Maps:
Eastern Phoebe Breeding Map Eastern Phoebe Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:

Eastern Phoebe
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
(From Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Eastern Phoebe



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