Perching

Say's Phoebe

Sayornis saya
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Length: 8 in. (20 cm )
Sitting at the top of the highest point in open fields and savannas, the Say\'s Phoebe is a conspicuous flycatcher always looking for an insect. In agricultural fields, Alaskan cliff faces and rural homes and barns, individuals or pairs sit upright wagging their tails up and down. They make their nest of grass and moss and stick it onto shady protected parts of cliffs, buildings, or bridges. Frequently this species hovers over a point in a field waiting to pounce on an insect crawling along the ground.

The four-digit banding code is SAPH.


Agricultural

Desert

Grasslands

Savanna
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Say's Phoebe
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 11, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/says-phoebe

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Say's Phoebe. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/says-phoebe

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Say's Phoebe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/says-phoebe

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Dr. Biology. "Say's Phoebe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 11 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/says-phoebe

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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