Black Phoebe by Kimberly Chadwick


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Sweetwater Wetlands

Tucson, Arizona
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Black Phoebe

Found mostly near water in the Southwest, where Eastern Phoebes occur only as a rare stray. This species nests under eves and bridges, like Eastern Phoebes, and also in coastal cliffs and canyon walls. It often hunts in streams or rivers, hawking insects actively while moving from rock to rock.

Often seen perching upright on a low, shaded branch, pumping it’s tail in a distinctive downward movement. Waits to spot a flying insect, then goes for it. Returning to a different perch each time. Has been seen to take insects and even small fish from the waters surface. Regurgitates indigestible insects parts in the form of pellets.

VOICE is a rising pee-wee followed by a descending pee-wee. Calls include a loud tsee and a sharper tsip.


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  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 3 years ago

    Terrific capture, Kimberly!

  • Thank you Daniel, I so appreciate that my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Kimberly!

  • Thank you so much Trish!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • eaglewatcher4
    eaglewatcher4over 3 years ago

    Grat capture Kimberly! Love the details.

  • I appreciate that, thank you so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Nice work.Beautiful capture my friend..Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Tom, hugs to you darlin!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 3 years ago

    very nice shot Kimberly. what a beautiful bird

  • Thank you Dave, they are a beautiful bird and fun to watch…. ~ ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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