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Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

Aves > Passeriformes > Tyrannidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishEastern Phoebe
FrenchMoucherolle phébi
SpanishMosquero fibí


A small insectivorous bird found in open woodland and farmland near water. It often perches along rivers, ponds or lakes and dives for insects picked up in flight. It is a migratory bird and arrives in the Montreal area in late May.

How to Identify

Ringless eyes, the proportionally large head and the dark bill are distinguishable characteristics from other flycatchers.

Where When to Spot

Park de la Frayere and Park Pointe aux Prairies are locations I have been able to observe this species well.



2020-06-07Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2019-05-06Parc de la Frayère
2017-06-10Parc de la Frayère