Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Very rare stray in NC with only a couple previous records.
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Found by Sam Cooper at Open Grounds Farm on 1 December 2005, this bird is about the 3rd NC record.

Say's Phoebe is a bit larger than our Eastern Phoebe and has a slightly larger bill. Say's Phoebes are grayish brown above with a paler grayish throat & upper breast. The head, wings, and tail are darker than the back. The eye is dark and the bill is all dark. The belly and undertail coverts are an attractive shade of tawny/ochre.

This bird was quite active and acrobatic in the air, chasing down bugs and swooping around, much more "fun" to watch than Eastern Phoebes!

Digiscoped
Carteet Co., NC
2 Dec 2005

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Digiscoped
Carteret Co., NC
2 Dec 2005

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Digiscoped
Carteret Co., NC
2 Dec 2005

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Digiscoped
Carteret Co., NC
2 Dec 2005

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Digiscoped
Carteret Co., NC
2 Dec 2005

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Mary Bridges found this bird near the O'Berry Center in Goldsboro, NC.

Digiscoped
Wayne Co., NC
14 Jan 2007
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Digiscoped
Wayne Co., NC
14 Jan 2007
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Digiscoped. The photo below shows the bird without using the spotting scope!
Wayne Co., NC
14 Jan 2007
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Not digiscoped. The bird is on the pale plastic stake in the middle of the photo.
Wayne Co., NC
14 Jan 2007

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Missoula Co., MT
3 Sep 2013
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Missoula Co., MT
19 Sep 2013
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Missoula Co., MT
19 Sep 2013
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Missoula Co., MT
19 Sep 2013

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Missoula Co., MT
16 Apr 2016
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Missoula Co., MT
16 Apr 2016

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) nest Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) nest
Missoula Co., MT
18 May 2014
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) nest Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) on nest with eggs
Missoula Co., MT
18 May 2014
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) nest Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) nest with nestlings
Missoula Co., MT
4 June 2014


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