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Black Phoebe

Sayornis nigricans


A Passeriform bird, family Tyrannidae. Very confident bird, all the time around me during my walk in this forest. Males are black with thin white lines in the main feathers of the wings. While the females are brown with a similar pattern of white marks.


In Argentina they are associated with the Yungas forest, from Tucuman to Bolivia they could be found following the forest. then the distribution continues throughout Bolivia, Peru, Colombia till the Pacific coast of the U.S. Near water streams, they are not so confident, but as they protect their territory, stay always close, jumping and flying short distances to avoid go away of it.


I took this picture in Caimancito, Jujuy province, in Argentina

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JJY, Argentina

Spotted on Aug 7, 2018
Submitted on Sep 30, 2018

Spotted for Mission

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