Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Say's Phoebe
Say's Phoebe, adult at nest - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson
Say's Phoebe
Say's Phoebe, juvenile - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Say's Phoebe is a common year-round, breeding resident on campus. They can be found anywhere on campus. The nest in the photo above was located underneath the north stairwell of the Social & Behavioral Sciences building. The Say's Phoebe is a fairly common resident in southern California, where it prefers dry, open areas.

High Count: 9, Average Count: 2-4

The Say's Phoebe is pale brownish gray with a buff-colored belly, two indistinct white wing bars, and a black tail. Juveniles are similar but have two rust-colored wing bars.


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