eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 5.75 inches
Pale throat and underparts-whitish in Spring, yellowish in Fall
Frequently wags tail
Juvenile has buffy wing bars
Often builds nest under bridges or around buildings near water
The Say's phoebe has a paler head and darker underparts. Eastern
wood-pewee has more obvious wing bars and does not wag its tail.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 16 days
Days to Fledge: 15-16
Number of Broods: 2
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February R
Crooked Run Valley