2838 Annelise Way,
Additional observers reported this bird via ebird.
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
4/20/2020 6:25:00 AM
4/20/2020 6:35:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
CSU Environmental Learning Center
Willow tree along filtration plant release ditch
Description of the Bird
Size and shape similar to other phoebe species (elongated body, between 6 & 7 inches long, a little smaller than nearby Say's Phoebe). Located in small willow tree along a water ditch next to water filtration plant. Behavior: flittering about among the branches catching insects. Would fly up a catch an insect, and would move about from branch to branch among the tree. Often pumping its tail and spreading tail while perched. Dark, nearly black, head, back, wings, tail, and upper breast. White belly and vent. White on belly extended into a V shape in upper breast. Black eye and bill. Head had a peak shape. Difficult to hear calls or song, as the filtration plant was hissing quite loudly.
Similar Species Discussion
Quite distinctive as a flycatcher; no other species of this shape and size is black all over, with white belly.
Quite familiar with this specie from time spent on west coast where it is common place. Also use Sibley's birds and Dunn's Birds of N.A.
Quite familiar with this specie from time spent on west coast (S.F. Bay area) where it is commonplace.
Date Documentation Submitted
11/2/2020 9:42:00 PM
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