- Sayornis saya
length 17â€“19Â·5 cm (6Â¾-7Â¾ in), weight 21 g
A medium-small grayish bird with distinctive rich rufous underparts and pale gray wing bars; dark eyestripe. Black tail.
Sexes similar; juvenile differs in orangey-buff wingbars.
 Similar Species
Female Vermilion Flycatcher is superficially similar, but differs in smaller size, shorter tail, streaked breast, and weak whitish supercilium.
Western U.S. except for coastal areas in summer; moves south to along coasts and along U.S.-Mexican border for winter, range extends southward into Mexico.
There are 2 subspecies:
Open country: prairie, desert, fields, arid scrub.
They 'wag' their tail.
Their main diet consists of arthropods, with some bees, flies, wasps and fruit also consumed.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2014)
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