Phoebe on Post

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

The Black Phoebe is a flycatcher. Unlike swallows, which chase their prey in nonstop aerial patrols, the phoebe prefers to sit on a stone, branch or post — like this one near the southeast entrance to the park — and leap up to snag bugs that pass near. The phoebes in the park are often easy to see and relatively comfortable around humans. But there’s a puzzle around their nest location. Like swallows, they build cup-shaped nests out of mud on the walls of buildings. If you’ve seen one of their nests around the hotel or the boat workshops, would you please post the information in the comment space below? Thank you.

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

More about them: Cornell Wikipedia Audubon In Chavez Park

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