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Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
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Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

General Description: Say's Phoebes (Sayornis saya) are medium-sized birds of the desert with a salmon-colored belly, gray back and wings, and a black tail. Say's Phoebes are fly catchers, and often can be seen flying out from a perch to catch an insect, then returning to the same perch to look for another. Sometimes they catch bugs on the ground too.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Fluvicolinae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub.

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Where to Find: Say's Phoebes are fairly common around Las Vegas; look for them in desert scrub; Red Rock Canyon and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve are good places to find Say's.

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Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) If you were a tasty flying insect, you'd better hope you never see this face!
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe; notice the salmon-colored belly and a black tail
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
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Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) on nest
Say's Phoebe on a nest
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe using Bighorn Sheep as a foraging perch
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe using Bighorn Sheep as a foraging perch
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe using Bighorn Sheep as a foraging perch
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Say's Phoebe using Bighorn Sheep as a foraging perch
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Typical pose in typical habitat: standing atop a Mojave Yucca
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