Say's Phoebe Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    This slender, long-tailed flycatcher appears large-headed for a bird of its size. The head often looks flat on top, but phoebes sometimes raise their head feathers into a small peak at the back.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Dark-eyed Junco, smaller than an American Robin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.7 in (17 cm)
      • Weight: 0.7-0.8 oz (21-22 g)