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Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
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Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
All black bird with a white belly

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

Black Phoebes are "fly catchers," and often can be seen flying out from a perch to catch an insect in the air, then returning to the same perch to look for another passing bug. Sometimes they catch things on the ground too.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Fluvicolinae.

Favored Habitat: Open woods and farm fields near water.

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

Where to Find: Areas with trees and water, such as Corn Creek, Henderson BVP, Wetlands Park, Lorenzi Park, and Sunset Park.

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Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Black Phoebe juvenile; notice the yellow lips
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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