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Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Sayornis
Species: nigricans


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Canoga Park, California
Kelseyville, California
Klamath River, California
La Crescenta, California
Long Beach, California
Roseville, California (2 reports)
San Jose, California (2 reports)
Stockton, California
Yorba Linda, California

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Member Notes:

Neutral Kendalia On Jan 24, 2009, Kendalia from Kendalia, TX wrote:

Neutral marksgrdn On Apr 10, 2013, marksgrdn from Stockton, CA
(Zone 9a) wrote:

i actually have these guys in my yard. i have never seen the before until now. i first noticed them dive bombing the pool. kept telling myself they'll be fine. they have built a nest under the eave of my kitchen window. they are pretty cool about me pulling into the drive way when they are sitting in the nest. i try not to bother them so they can have their privacy. the things we do for animals. LOL took about a week and a half to complete the nest. last yr i had mocking birds nesting in my yard and now these cute little guys. ive been in my home since '85 and only in the past 2 yrs have birds nested anywhere on the grounds. works for me.

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