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Black Phoebe

Sayornis nigricans

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Small, sooty black flycatcher with clean white belly. Sits in the open on low perches to scan for insects, while pumping its tail up and down. Often near a water source whether it's a river, suburban creek, or salt-sprayed rocks and cliffs.

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