Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

Flycatchers

Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

Flycatchers

Western Wood-Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee

Daniel Fitzgerald

Daniel Fitzgerald

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


Told from other flycatchers by the presence of obvious wing bars (compare to Olive-sided Flycatcher). 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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Western Wood-Pewee