Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

ML29079151



eBird Checklist S29780894
Beeline Highway--Sunflower
Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.8732, -111.4691 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Western Wood-Pewee with round head.

Observation details

Two of the Western Wood-Pewees looked and sounded just like they should. One, however, through us for a loop until I examined the photos at home. See the attached photo below. Usually I see a peaked head on a Western Wood-Pewee ... this one had a nice rounded head. We were trying to turn this into an Empidonax flycatcher. I suspect it just had not raised its crown at all. Otherwise, it does show the characteristics of a Western Wood-Pewee: no tail wagging or flicking at all; very thin eye ring; lower mandible almost entirely orange; very long primary projection; wing bars not well developed; dusky breast. Of course it would not cooperate and give any calls to make its ID easy.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
143.5 mm
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,918KB
Dimensions
2003 x 1533

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