Black Phoebe

In South America, the Black Phoebe is a bird of the Andes mountain region, ranging from Colombia in the north, south to northern Argentina.

The Black Phoebe is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is a distinctive tyrant flycatcher native to western North America, ranging from southwestern Oregon and California to west Texas and northern Mexico. In South America, the Black Phoebe is a bird of the Andes mountain region, ranging from Colombia in the north, south to northern Argentina. The Black Phoebe reaches a length of 5.75 in (14. More

Black Phoebe Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * AdultPopOutZoom In Adult * © Marie Read Similar Species - * All phoebes wag their tails. * Say's Phoebe is gray with a reddish belly. More

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Black Phoebe is a small black and white flycatcher. Adult has black upperparts, head and breast. Belly and vent are white. Wings show paler feathers’ edges. Head, breast and upper back are rather sooty black. Lower back, wings and tail are brownish slate. White colour on belly form an inverted V. Dark tail shows white outer edges of external coverts. Thin, pointed bill is black. Eyes are dark brown. Legs and feet are black. More

The Black Phoebe is native to several countries in North America and Central America, including Mexico, the United States and Ecuador. The range of this bird is around 3 million square kilometers throughout this large area. The population of the Black Phoebe, which prefers a freshwater habitat, is thought to be nearing 1 million individual birds. Currently, the Black Phoebe has a Least Concern rating, downgraded from Lower Risk, in 2000 due to its stable and large population. More

Bent Life History for the Black Phoebe - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. BLACK PHOEBE SAYORNIS NIGRICANS NIGRICANS (Swainson) HABITS CONTRIBUTED BY ROBERT S. WOODS In the more verdant portions of the valleys and coastal plains of the Southwestern States the attractive black-and-white figure of the black phoebe is a familiar sight. More

The Black Phoebe is one of the songbird native of North America. Black Phoebes generally stay near bodies of water and feed from small fishes. This bird also feeds from all kinds of insects and from berries. The Black Phoebe is similar to other birds; such as the Eastern Phoebe and the Say's Phoebe. The main difference is in the bird's feather colors. Use these tips to identify a Black Phoebe. Difficulty: Moderately EasyInstructions 1. More

A black phoebe near its nest at Tilden Regional Park's Little Farm.By Ron SullivanA black phoebe near its nest at Tilden Regional Park's Little Farm. The black phoebe is an admirable bird in many ways. What I appreciate most about it is its identifiability. No other California bird is anything like it: small, black with a white belly, short crest, upright posture. This is remarkable in a member of the tyrant flycatcher family, many of whose species are cryptic in the extreme. More

Black Phoebe numbers to fluctuate significantly within the United States. Conservation Issues & Efforts Currently, Black Phoebe populations seem healthy enough to cause little concern among conservation groups and government agencies. This flycatcher appears to benefit from human activities and structures by foraging along irrigation ditches, and nesting on buildings and bridges. Black Phoebes also have a greater tolerance for people than many other bird species. More

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Home Guide to Birds of North America Black Phoebe Description Description - BREEDING MALE - The Black Phoebe is a rather plump, all-black flycatcher with a white belly and undertail coverts. This coloration, together with its habit of pumping its tail up and down while perched, make it easy to identify. black phoebe Female - Sexes similar. More

Black phoebe, Sayornis nigricans = The Black Phoebe prefers to hunt insects in deciduous shrubs and treesDiet of the Black phoebe Black_phoebe_flycatchingThe Black phoebe hawks insects, usually over water or near water. It will occasionally eat small fish. Nesting habitats used by the Black phoebe The Black phoebe builds a nest out of mud. This mud nest is placed on a cliff, bridge, or building. More

Black Phoebe sits on my shepherd's hook and checks out the garden. Today, a Black Phoebe flew into my garden. This little black and white bird is one of my most favorite birds, and one of the most common in Orange County, the Black Phoebe. It is a cute little bird with a cheery "chip" call. It is a flycatcher and flies out to grab a bug, and then return to its perch to eat it. More

Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans Order PASSERIFORMES – Family TYRANNIDAE Issue No. 268 Authors: Wolf, Blair O. * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

and Black Phoebe has approximately a 6" by 6" base, approximately a 6" ceiling, an open front and partially open sides. Made from blonde pine. Assembled with corrosion resistant screws in pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Mount platform on the side of a garage, shed or porch under open shelter or an eave over looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to twelve feet high. More

The Black Phoebe is a relatively unwary bird and is happy to inhabit backyards and build its mud nest on the side of a house or garage. It likes bridges as well which gave it its colloquial name of "bridge pewee". It just has to have some sort of overhanging ledge like a railing or gutter. Unlike many birds, the Black Phoebe is increasing in population because of its tolerance for human activities and structures. The only limiting factor is appropriate nest sites. More

● Foraging & Feeding: Black Phoebe: Hunts for food from a low, shaded perch where it watches for insects and swoops down to catch them in mid-air. Occasionally snatches food from the water's surface, ground, or vegetation; also eats small fish caught at the water's surface. Coughs up indigestible insect parts in the form of pellets. More

The black phoebe's first "new year/time" quality is that one of its calls sounds like "seek." I will now listen closely to the black phoebe that visits are backyard, since all creatures are seeking something, especially on winter mornings. Its most well-known call is "pee-wee," for which it is named. The black phoebe's second "new year/time" quality comes from its Spanish name, papamoscas, which means flycatcher. I wanted to learn more about the name, so I began reading sites in Spanish. More

The Black Phoebe is slate black except for a white belly, undertail coverts and outer tail feathers. Its tail-wagging, erect posture, and insectivorous feeding habits are helpful in field identification. The Black Phoebe's song is a thin, buzzy pi-tsee, usually repeated and its call is a sharp, down-slurred chip. The Black Phoebe catches insects over grassy fields and open water, or gleans them from plant foliage. It also eats some fruits of the buckthorn. More

Aspects of the topic black phoebe are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in phoebe (bird)) ...on a ledge, often under a bridge. In the open country of western North America is Say’s phoebe (S. saya), a slightly larger bird with buff-hued underparts. The most widely distributed is the black phoebe (S. More

A black phoebe perching in front of Kerckhoff Hall. Photo by Jason Finley, 4/20/05. Two juvenile black phoebe's waiting around for a free meal from mama. Near Hershey Hall. Photo by Jason Finley, July 2004. More

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Birds Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) General Description: Black Phoebes (Sayornis nigricans) are small, sexually monomorphic flycatchers. Adults are all black except for a white belly. Unlike most flycathers, this species lacks wingbars and eyerings. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Sayornis
Species : nigricans
Authority : (Swainson, 1827)