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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSERIFORMES > TYRANNIDAE > WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE [Contopus sordidulus]


Western Wood-Pewee Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Page Meadows, Lake Tahoe, CA
GPS: 39.1N, -120.2W, elev=6,894' MAP
Date: June 17, 2016
ID : B13K1952 [4896 x 3264]

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Western Wood-Pewee Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Page Meadows, Lake Tahoe, CA
GPS: 39.1N, -120.2W, elev=6,894' MAP
Date: June 17, 2016
ID : B13K1939 [4896 x 3264]

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Western Wood-Pewee Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sycamore Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -111.2W, elev=3,940' MAP
Date: August 1, 2009
ID : 7C2V0891 [3888 x 2592]

Western Wood-Pewee Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ramsey Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.5N, -110.3W, elev=5,070' MAP
Date: July 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V0304 [3888 x 2592]

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Western Wood-Pewee Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Central Park), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.0W, elev=4' MAP
Date: September 30, 2007
ID : 4215 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Western Wood-Pewee, Contopus sordidulus, is a small Tyrant flycatcher.

Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with light underparts, washed with olive on the breast. They have two wing bars and a dark bill. This bird is very similar in appearance to the Eastern Wood-Pewee; the two birds were formerly considered to be one species.

Their breeding habitat is open wooded areas in western North America. The female lays 2 or 3 eggs in an open cup nest on a horizontal tree branch. Both parents feed the young.

These birds migrate to South America at the end of summer.

They wait on a perch at a middle height in a tree and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick insects from vegetation.

The call is a loud clear peeer. The song consists of three rapid descending tsees ending with a descending peeer.



                                     




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