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eastern wood-pewee

Contopus virens

Description:

spotted in my backyard migrating thru Houston, Texas. It took a break in my backyard right before the big storm hits. food: insects

Habitat:

•Breeds in all woodland types in the East. •Winters in partially cleared shrubby habitats and secondary forests.

Notes:

•One potential cause of the decline of Eastern Wood-Pewee populations is the overpopulation of white-tailed deer in the Eastern forests. In areas with high deer density, the intermediate canopy is disturbed by browsing, affecting the foraging space of the flycatcher.

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4 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

Thanks Tom...this one I think is hanging out for the storm to pass before heading north, I noticed once the storm is gone, it is gone too.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Mona

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Great shot! These birds are usually high up in trees in the middle of a forest.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful..

SusanEllison
Spotted by
SusanEllison

Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on May 10, 2013

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