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Eastern Phoebe -
(Sayornis phoebe)



  • Small flycatcher, dark above, light below
  • Head darker than back
  • Plain wings
  • Wags tail slowly up and down
  • 7" (18 cm.)


  • Woody vegetation
  • Residential areas, bridges

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Nests on rock ledges, ledges of buildings,
         and on bridges
  • Uses moss in nest construction
  • Song is two-noted "fee--bee"

Profile of an eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe close up 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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