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Western Wood-Pewee Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Western Wood-Pewees are medium-sized flycatchers with a peaked crown that gives their head a triangular shape. These long and thin flycatchers perch upright in the canopy. They have long wings, a feature that helps separate them from similar looking Empidonax flycatchers.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Dusky Flycatcher, smaller than a Western Kingbird.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-6.3 in (14-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11-14 g)
      • Wingspan: 10.2 in (26 cm)