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Eastern Wood-Pewee

Species Details

This member of the large insect-eating flycatcher family is common in deciduous woods and is often heard singing its soft “pee-ah-wee, pee-ur” song. Grayish brown with white wing bars, it forages in the middle part of the understory, perching upright on low branches. The nest of plant fibers, moss, and grasses, bound together with spider silk is built out on a limb, where it resembles a knot from beneath.