A Black Phoebe is a flycatcher found in Mexico, the southwest and California in the United States. They can be found in water areas. They catch and eat flying insects from the perch. While perching, they are usually fanning and bobbing their tails. Here is a Black Phoebe I saw recently at a duck pond.
Black Phoebe’s are found predominately in Mexico, and the southwest and California in the United States. They are mostly black with a white belly and white on their wing-bars The immature birds have brownish cinnamon color on their wing-bars instead of the white. Black Phoebe’s can be found in areas that have water and are… Read More BLACK PHOEBE
While in an arid pinyon-juniper high desert area, I watched in amazement as this bird did exactly what all the bird field guides state: fly from a high perch, dropping low to the ground to grab prey. The prey of a Gray Flycatcher is flying insects, they will also eat grasshoppers and beetles. They are… Read More GRAY FLYCATCHER
Gray flycatchers are found in western North America. They like to be in sagebrush and juniper areas in the summer and mesquite desert areas in the winter. I found this one on a walk in a pinon-juniper high desert field. Flycatchers get their name because they prey mostly on flying insects, although they will eat… Read More GRAY FLYCATCHER