Eastern Phoebe

About the Eastern Phoebe
Also known as: Water Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
The Eastern Phoebe is a species of flycatcher native to eastern parts of North America. They have grey-brown upperparts and buffy underparts that sometimes show a yellow tint. They have dark eyes and they have a big-headed appearance (making them extremely suitable as a Birdorable bird!). Eastern Phoebes are known for pumping their tails while perched.

Eastern Phoebes are migratory, spending the winter as far south as Central America and breeding as far north as Canada's Northwest Territories.

Unsurprisingly for this flycatcher species, the diet of the Eastern Phoebe is primarily flying insects. There are two other species of phoebe, Say's and Black, both with ranges further to the west. The name phoebe comes from their song, which sounds like "fee-bee".
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