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Say's Phoebe

Sayornis saya


The adult Say's Phoebe is a drab, chunky bird. It is gray-brown above with a black tail and buffy cinnamon below, becoming more orange around the vent. The tail is long and the primaries end just past the rump on resting birds. The wings seem pale in flight and resemble a female Mountain Bluebird. The juvenile is similar to adult, but has buffy orange to whitish wingbars and a yellow gape. Adult birds are 7.5" (19 cm) long. They have a 13" (33 cm) wingspan and they weigh 0.75 oz. (21 g.)

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Arizona, USA

Lat: 34.87, Long: -111.81

Spotted on Jul 25, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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