- Contopus virens
6.5 inches (17 cm) in length
A sparrow-sized flycatcher, dull olive-grey above and slightly more pale below, with two whitish wing bars.
The Western Wood Pewee is very similar, but is generally darker below; the two species are best told apart by voice. This species is larger than the Empidonax Flycatchers and doesn't have an eye ring.
Forests, open woodlands, tidal marshes, orchards, and shade trees in parks and also along roadsides.
The open cup nest is made from grasses, bark and lichen; 3 eggs are laid and incubated for 12-14 days. Both parents care for the young which fledge 15-17 days later.
A plaintive pee-ah-weee or pee-weee, falling in pitch on last note.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Eastern Wood Pewee. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 10 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Eastern_Wood_Pewee