Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
A small insectivorous bird found in open woodland and farmland near water. It often perches along rivers, ponds or lakes and dives for insects picked up in flight. It is a migratory bird and arrives in the Montreal area in late May.
- Eastern Phoebe (en)
- Mosquero fibí (es)
- Moucherolle phébi (fr)
- Weißbauch-Phoebetyrann (de)
How to Identify
Ringless eyes, the proportionally large head and the dark bill are distinguishable characteristics from other flycatchers.
Where & When to Spot
Park de la Frayere and Park Pointe aux Prairies are locations I have been able to observe this species well.