Species, Date, Time and Location Information
6/21/2021 1:20:00 PM
6/21/2021 1:35:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):
On a low perch, a fallen branch maybe 18" above the river. The branch had fallen so it was right at the water's edge, and less than 50' from a bridge.
Canon 5D Mark iii with Tamron 150-600 lens
150' or so
Description of the Bird
My husband, Peter Stumpp, was with me and noticed the interesting behavior of the bird. He starting birding in January 2021 and had not seen a Black Phoebe before so I did the ID. The ID was based on the black head and vest with white below, flycatcher behavior and shape.
The bird repeatedly left the low perch to catch bugs and then return to the perch. We saw this 3-4 times over a period of 10-15 minutes before continuing our walk. No calls were heard.
Similar Species Discussion
Eastern Phoebe was eliminated because this bird had a completely black head and throat.
I have seen a Black Phoebe in Pueblo a couple of times before, so I used this experience and the Sibley app on my iPhone to confirm the ID.
I have seen a Black Phoebe twice in Pueblo before. The black head and throat with black vest is distinctive.
Review of photos
Date Documentation Submitted
6/26/2021 5:31:00 PM
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