Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Eastern Wood Pee Wee

The Eastern Wood-Pewee is our ROLF's common flycatcher in summer. Like other flycatchers, when not chasing insects it likes to perch high up in trees where it may be difficult to spot. Its plaintive song, a drawn-out pee weee is much more obvious. The Eastern Wood-Pewee can be distinguished from most Empidonax flycatchers by its lack of eyering. The male is slightly larger than the female. Song; "Peeeee - Weeeeeeeeeeee, Peeeeeeee - Weeeeeeah"

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