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Eastern Wood-pewee? Jacksonville, Fl (1 Viewer)

Newton-W

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This shot was taken 9/2/2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Actively feeding with another bird. Pretty small bird, maybe Tufted Titmouse size.

Thanks in advance,

Newton
 

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Newton-W

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It is an Eastern Wood-pewee, confirmed by our area ebird checker. I also sent her another shot with the one I posted here (see attached) which shows the behavior she describes more clearly. This is a portion of her reply:

"The large, strong bill rules out the daintier Empidonax, as well as the fact the bird is perched on a large and exposed branch (typical pewee behavior! Empids prefer more discreet perches low in bushes, especially on migration). Most Empids also have much stronger/more noticeable wingbars than this bird, and the wood-pewee's primary extension is also pretty long compared to similar flycatchers. The uniform color from the head to back and overall shape rule out Eastern Phoebe."

Thanks to all who looked, this was a tough one and a "life bird" for me |:D|
Newton
 

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