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Sayornis

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Sayornis

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Phoebes
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
 
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Tyrranidae
 
Genus: Sayornis
Bonaparte, 1854
Species
See text.

The genus Sayornis is a small group of medium-sized insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family Tyrranidae native to North and South America.

They prefer semi-open or open areas. These birds wait on a perch and then catch insects in flight, also sometimes picking them up from the ground. Their nest is an open cup sometimes placed on man-made structures.

They often slowly lower and raise their tails while perched.

The full list of species is:

  • Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
    Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
    Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya

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