Perhaps the most familiar flycatcher in eastern North America. The Eastern Phoebe can be recognized by its emphatic “phee-bee” call and its habit of constantly wagging its tail….song is two rough, whistled notes, “fee-bee” with the second note rasping or with a stuttered, more whistly second note “fee-b-be-bee.” Call note a clear chip.

Immature Description
Immature like adult, but with more yellow on belly and noticeable faint wingbars.

Adult Description
•Small songbird.
•Dark grayish brown back and head.
•Lighter underparts.
•No eyering or conspicuous wingbars.
•Wags tail.

Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

500 mm Lens
Everglades National Park


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I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses.

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  • Kymie
    Kymiealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image William!! Such a sweet little bird!!

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

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

    terrific capture William

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 3 years ago

    Excellent! Congratulations!

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