The Say's Phoebe is a medium-sized flycatcher found in western parts of North America. Most birds are migratory, though some birds in the southern part of the range are year-round residents. The Say's Phoebe is the northern-most breeding flycatcher in the New World. The bird is shown... Read more »
About the Say's Phoebe
Also known as: Say's Flycatcher, Yukon Phoebe
Say's Phoebes have a fairly drab plumage, which helps them blend into the plains and foothills where they live and breed. They have brownish grey upperparts with a dark tail and warm cinnamon-colored bellies.
Like other flycatcher species, the Say's Phoebe feeds mainly on insects. They are known for favoring bees and wasps. They feed by watching for prey from perches close to the ground, but will also take food on the wing and glean insects on the ground while hovering.