Sunday, May 19, 2013

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebes are common in California, New Mexico, and elsewhere in the extreme Southwest south through Central and South America. These phoebes are almost always seen near water. This bird hawked insects along the coast at Morro Bay, California. Breeding birds use natural nest cavities, cliff-sides, riverbanks, and hollows in trees. In modern times, most nest in bird boxes. The species is monogamous and often raises two broods per season (Wolf 1997).

No comments:

Post a Comment