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?.