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Phainopepla ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Seen mostly during the Fall/Winter season in my area, the Phainopepla (fay-no-PEP-la), meaning the “shining robe”, is a silky flycatcher. They feed mostly on insects and mistletoe berries. Nesting in early spring, courtship involves exchanging berries as well as flight and chase patterns.Seldom heard song is a short warble. Marana, AZ

VOICE Song a lackadaisical series of whistled and harsh notes, a cross between vireos and catbirds, including imitations of many species. Call a high, distinctive, nasal woit?.

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  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 5 years ago

    nice capture Kimberly

  • Thanks Rich!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ron Kube
    Ron Kubeabout 5 years ago

    Never seen one of these, very cool bird! Nice shot!

  • Well I guess we will have to compare photos then huh? Thanks a bunch!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    A beauty! This is a bird I’ve seen only in the birdbooks – but whenever I happen to run across him, I pronounce his wonderful name over & over. Am doing it right now, in fact….

  • LOL, it took me several books and sights to find the proper way to say it. For the record if you don’t know it is (fay-no-PEP-la)…Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 5 years ago

    Great capture and interesting information! Great addition to the group!!

  • I have added something else that I forgot. Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations Kimberly!!

  • Thank you so very much. What an honor it is!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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