Perching

Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus
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Length: 6 in. (16 cm )
Conspicuously sitting on the tip of an open branch or the top of a dead tree, this flycatcher is an integral part of riparian habitats and open pine-oak woodlands throughout the west. It catches insects in flight. The nest is a deep cup placed toward the tip of a high branch, and it is made of lichens and plant fibers tied together with spider webbing. This species winters in northwestern South America.

The four-digit banding code is WEWP.

Female | Robert Shantz


Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

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

  • Article: Western Wood-Pewee
  • 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: June 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-wood-pewee

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Western Wood-Pewee. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-wood-pewee

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

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Dr. Biology. "Western Wood-Pewee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-wood-pewee

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Dr. Biology. "Western Wood-Pewee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-wood-pewee

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