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Black Phoebe; Sayornis nigrican

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Sayornis nigricans Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
15-18 cm Length
Dry shrubland, wetlands, inland water, rocky areas, urban areas, gardens. Up to 3,000 m. Range:- Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru & Venezuela. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & Panama. USA & Canada.

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3(4)6 eggs, incubation 15-17 days, fledging 14-21 days. (2)3 Broods/year. Clutch
Mainly arthropods, larvae and small fish.. Food  
4265 TSN: 178330 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyranovec cerný, tyranovec černý
Danish: Sort Fibii
German: Schwarzkopfphoebe, Schwarzkopf-Phoebe, Schwarzkopf-Phoebetyrann
English: Black Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, San Lucas Phoebe, San Quintin Phoebe
Spanish: Atrapamoscas Cuidapuentes, Cazamoscas Negro, Mosquero de Agua, Mosquero Negro, Papamoscas Negro, Pitajo negruzco, Viudita de río
Spanish (Argentine): Pitajo negruzco, Viudita de río
Spanish (Colombia): Atrapamoscas Cuidapuentes
Spanish (Costa Rica): Mosquero de agua
Spanish (Honduras): Mosquero de agua
Spanish (Mexico): Mosquero Negro, papamoscas negro
Spanish (Nicaragua): Cazamoscas Negro
Spanish (Venezuela): Tigϋín de Agua
Finnish: Mustafiivi
French: Moucherolle noir
Hungarian: kormos tirannusz
Italian: Febo nero, Fibi nero
Japanese: kurotsukihimehaetori
Japanese: クロツキヒメハエトリ
Latin: Sayornis nigricans, Sayornis nigricans nigricans
Dutch: Zwarte Phoebe
Norwegian: Svartfibi
Polish: fibik czarny
Portuguese: Papa-moscas-fibi-preto
Russian: Чёрный феб
Slovak: pamuchár čierny
Swedish: Svart fibi
Chinese: 黑长尾霸鹟


Sayornis nigricans
Sayornis nigricans amnicola
Sayornis nigricans angustirostris
Sayornis nigricans aquatica
Sayornis nigricans aquaticus
Sayornis nigricans brunnescens
Sayornis nigricans latirostris

  • Sayornis nigricans nigricans: Highlands of NE Mexico (Tamaulipas) to N Chiapas
  • Sayornis nigricans semiater: W US (Oregon) to Baja California and W Mexico (Nayarit)
  • Sayornis nigricans aquaticus: S Mexico (highlands of S Chiapas) to Guatemala and Nicaragua
  • Sayornis nigricans amnicola: Highlands of Costa Rica and W Panama (Chiriquí)
  • Sayornis nigricans angustirostris: E Panama to Colombia, Ecuador, S Peru and N Venezuela
  • Sayornis nigricans latirostris: Andes of Bolivia and NW Argentina
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