Greater Pewee

Contopus pertinax

ML58548041


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Jonathan Batkin
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eBird Checklist S36968935
Melrose Woods
Roosevelt, New Mexico, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.4344, -103.7991 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

I found this bird at 7:40 and had it until 8:33, after which I was unable to find it. Wind was blowing at a sustained speed of over 30 mph from the SW, and many empids and pewees congregated on the east side of the trap, especially along the side of the NE quadrant. The bird's crest was erect the entire time I viewed it. It called twice with a simple "peee" note when I first found it, but it would not respond to the same note played to it from the Sibley recording. It dwarfed Western Wood-Pewees and chased off all that perched near it. One photo here shows size compared to Bullock's Oriole. The two birds were perched in the same snags, and the oriole was between ten and twelve inches further from me than the flycatcher. The flycatcher was only a tiny bit smaller than the oriole.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
250 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,434KB
Dimensions
1604 x 1275

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