Utah Bird Profile
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans

Name Roots: (Gr. Thomas Say; ornis, "bird" - L. nigricans, "blackening")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a cliff or in a wall at a height of feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: air sallier frugivore: lower-canopy gleaner;. During the non-breeding seasons this species is an insectivore: air sallier.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and cliff habitat

by Paul Higgins

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