Western wood-pewee

Their breeding habitat is open wooded areas in western North America. These birds migrate to South America at the end of summer. The female lays two or three eggs in an open cup nest on a horizontal tree branch or within a tree cavity; California black oak forests are examples of suitable nesting habitat for this species of bird. Both parents feed the young.

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The Western wood-pewee is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Western Wood-Pewee, Contopus sordidulus, is a small tyrant flycatcher. Adults are gray-olive on the upperparts with light underparts, washed with olive on the breast. They have two wing bars and a dark bill with yellow at the base of the lower mandible. This bird is very similar in appearance to the Eastern Wood-Pewee; the two birds were formerly considered to be one species. The call of C. More

The Western Wood-Pewee is a small flycatcher that looks much like the Eastern Wood-Pewee; these two species were once considered to be the same bird. Preferred breeding sights are found in open wooded areas throughout western North America. During the winter months, this species will migrate to central South America for warmer climates. Nests are built in tree cavities or are cup-shaped and placed on horizontal tree branches in the forest, especially California black oak forests. More

Western Wood-pewee - Contopus sordidulusThe Western Wood-Pewee is a very plain gray bird with few distinguishing marks, and is often only safely identified from similar Flycatchers by it's voice and range. The eastern equivalent, the Eastern Wood-Pewee, looks almost exactly alike. While they do overlap in range in a narrow band in the center of the country, it has never been shown that the two species interbreed with each other. They are normally only found in the western part of South Dakota. More

● Similar species: Western Wood-Pewee: Eastern Wood-Pewee is paler below, but is best distinguished by voice. Flight Pattern Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Western Wood-Pewee Body Illustration_2● Range & Habitat: Western Wood-Pewee: Breeds from eastern Alaska, Mackenzie, and Manitoba south through western U.S. Spends winters in the tropics. Preferred habitats include open woodlands, woodland edges, and orchards. BreedingMonogamous PopulationCommon to abundant MigrationMigratory Weight0. More

Western Wood-Pewee 1 - Polk Co, Oregon - June Western Wood-Pewee 2 - Polk Co, Oregon - June Western Wood-Pewee 3 - Polk Co, Oregon - June Western Wood-Pewee 4 - Polk Co, Oregon - June Western Wood-Pewee 5 - Polk Co, Oregon - June Site Navigation More

A medium-sized, drab flycatcher, the Western Wood-Pewee is a common breeder in open forests and riparian zones across the West. More

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North American RangeThe Western Wood-Pewee is a small, nondescript, gray bird with two lighter wing-bars and no eye-ring. It has a whitish throat, dark bill, and slight crest. back to top Habitat - Western Wood-Pewees use a variety of habitats, including open coniferous forests, wooded streams, and forest edges. More

The Western Wood-Pewee is generally found in more open, park-like woodlands than the Eastern Wood-Pewee and is thus more readily observed. In a few areas along the western edge of the Great Plains the two pewees occur together without interbreeding-conclusive evidence that despite their great similarity, they are distinct species. The Western Wood-Pewee is a sparrow-sized flycatcher, dull olive-gray above, slightly paler below, with 2 whitish wing bars. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Contopus
Species : sordidulus
Authority : Sclater, 1859