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Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

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 and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Eastern Phoebe

Weißbauch-Phoebetyrann (de)
Mosquero fibí (es)
Moucherolle phébi (fr)

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Tyrannidae
Sayornis phoebe