Phainopepla ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Marana, Az
Canon Powershot SX40 HS

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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely perched, and well documented Kimberly

  • Thank you Larry, they are one of my favorites :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful close up my friend. Well done. Hugs Tom

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