Data for:
Oak Openings--Reed Rd.
List:
Passeriformes > Tyrannidae

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Contopus virens

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Drab grayish-brown flycatcher found in forested areas and edges. Nondescript overall with two pale wingbars; bill usually shows extensive orange on lower mandible. Note very long wings and larger size than Empidonax flycatchers. Typically seen on a high perch, occasionally sallying out to snatch an insect. Essentially identical to Western Wood-Pewee; averages paler overall with stronger upper wingbar, but reliably distinguished only by voice. Listen for clear whistled tones, especially the distinctive “PEE-a-weeEEE!” song.

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