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Eastern Phoebe

Species Details

This common dark gray-brown flycatcher can be recognized by its buzzy “fee-bee” call and the habit of bobbing its tail up and down. Found in woodland and forest edges, where it pursues insects from a low open perch, often returning to the same spot. Once using natural vertical bluffs and walls, now commonly builds a mossy cup nest under bridges, porches, and in barns.