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.