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Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
10 - 15 minutes
Shallow seepage pond adjacent La Plata River along Highway 140 south of Ft. Lewis at mile marker 16 (private property)
Shallow pond adjacent to river
10 x 50 Bauch and Lomb binoculars and Fujifilm HS20 digital camera
20-30 feet at closest
Description of the Bird
A medium size dark perching bird with a black eye, dark bill, dark back, long tail, white belly, strong line between belly and black chest. Photo submitted.
Behaviors: Quickly moving from tree branches along side pond to pond branch (of partially submerged tree stump) and periodically doing flycatching behavior of chasing black flies and gnats.
Call: 2 note high and thin "feeh feeh"
Plumage: Adult plumage
Similar Species Discussion
Rather unmistakable. Very dark phoebe-shaped bird, very active, flycatcher behavior (perching, flying to catch bugs, perching again) and calling "feeh feeh" several times.
Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America (2003)
Black Phoebes seen several times in California, first time seen in Colorado
Notes made DURING observation
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Date Documentation Submitted
4/29/2013 2:08:00 PM