|Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Colombian name: Atrapamoscas Cuidapuentes
The Black Phoebe is a tyrant-flycatcher distributed from Oregon in the western USA through Mexico and Central America and into the Andes from northern Venezuela to north-west Argentina. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
|It is found mainly in semi-open areas near water but also in forest, often near
buildings and bridges (hence the Colombian name "Flycatcher Guardian of Bridges"). It sallies short distances after insects and is often seen jerking its tail up and
down when perched.
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