Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

Flycatchers

Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

Flycatchers

Western Wood-Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee

Daniel Fitzgerald

Found in coniferous or mixed coniferous-deciduous forests, including riparian areas. 


Told from other flycathcers by the general lack of an eye ring (compare to Empidonax flycatchers) and presence of obvious wing bars (compare to Black Phoebes). They generally do not wag their tails as phoebes do.


Nests in trees, building a cup-shaped nest structure consisting of grasses, leaves, bark, and spider's silk. Diet primarily includes insects caught in flight.

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