Eastern Wood-Pewee Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Eastern Wood-Pewees are medium-sized flycatchers with long wings and tails. Like other pewee species, they have short legs, upright posture, and a peaked crown that tends to give the head a triangular shape. Their long wings are an important clue to separate them from Empidonax flycatcher species.

    Relative Size

    A bit smaller than an Eastern Bluebird; larger than a chickadee.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9 in (15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.7 oz (10-19 g)
      • Wingspan: 9.1-10.2 in (23-26 cm)