Say’s Phoebe breeds in open country from the far-northern muskeg of Alaska to the sweltering sagebrush habitats of the southern Great Basin. It nests in cliffs and eroding banks as well as abandoned farm buildings.Say’s may be confused with female or juvenile Vermilion Flycatchers which are smaller and usually streaked below. Unlike the other phoebes, Say’s usually flares rather than pumps their tail.
VOICE SOng an alernating series of sweet, whistled phrases: a falling pidirrreew and a rising pidrrreep. Call a mournful, slightly descending whistle, pee-ee