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Black Phoebe( Tyrant)

Sayornis nigricans


I saw this cute bird ruthlessly banging an equally cute caterpillar on the fence. Real Tyrant! Any ideas on what the caterpillar is? i don't see very many caterpillars in my backyard! In fact this probably is the first one!!




Hema 7 years ago

Yes it is . Thanks to both of you.
Any ideas about the poor caterpillar?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Beautiful! Please confirm my ID. The caterpillar, I am not so sure of. :-)

AshleyT 7 years ago

Ok, maybe I am positive on that since J says so too ;)

AshleyT 7 years ago

This looks like a black phoebe to me, but I'm not positive on that

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Walnut Creek, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 28, 2013
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

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