Black Phoebe

Flycatchers

Black Phoebe

Sayornis nigricans

All Year

Flycatchers

Black Phoebe

Daniel Fitzgerald

Black Phoebe

May be encountered in open, semi-wooded, or wooded habitats, usually near water.


Easiy recognized by its tail-pumping habits, mostly black plumage, and white belly and undertail coverts.


Nest is usually placed on wall of cliff, under bridges, or on side of buildings. Nest is a cup-shaped structure built from mud, plant materials, and animal hair. Feeds primarliy on insects, but may also eat berries or even small fish. 

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