Singing Eastern Phoebe

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Singing Eastern Phoebe

The Eastern Phoebe, or Sayornis phoebe, is a plump songbird and flycatcher that measures about 5 inches in length.

Seen here on a perch as it sings out to the neighborhood. Eastern Phoebes are known to also move their tail feathers in a circular or up and down motion when perched and vocalizing. They also have a notable flat head, though they may plume their feathers to a peak.

This bird’s call actually gives it the name phoebe, “fee-bee” is the song of this avian. Wildlife image taken during Birding Photo Workshop to South Texas.

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Singing Eastern Phoebe was last modified: June 5th, 2018 by Matt Shetzer