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Greater Pewee

Contopus pertinax ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TYRANNIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Greater Pewee Photo

A large, gray flycatcher of Mexican and Central American pine forests, the Greater Pewee makes its way into the United States only in the "Mexican" mountains of southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.

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Appearance

Flycatchers
Flycatchers
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Large, stocky flycatcher.
  • Large head with slight crest.
  • Drab gray plumage.
  • Faint wingbars.
  • No eyering.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but underparts more yellowish and wing feather edges washed buff.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult

    Greater Pewee

    Adult
    • Massive bill with mostly yellow-orange lower mandible
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, July 2005