Thursday, May 27, 2010

Western Wood-Pewee

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So, most flycatchers are a yearly challenge for me.  The Western Wood-Pewee, however, is one that I am pretty good at identifying now.  It doesn't flick its tail like most of the others.  Its call is very distinct.  Listen to it here.  A descending wheeze is how I describe it.  They seem to perch out in the open and fly sorties, returning often to the same perch.

For more on distinguishing these challenging flycatchers found in Idaho, check out this post from last year.

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