Greater Pewee

Description:

Height is 20.3 cm.  Wingspan is 33 cm.  Body is a dull gray-brown all over. Some birds have a buff wash on the breast. They have indistinct wingbars and a very distinct crest. The lower mandible is bright orange.

Range:

Found at elevations over 6,500' in Arizona and New Mexico. Breeds in central and Northern Mexico, southeast and central Arizona, and southwest New Mexico. Rare in western Texas, southern California, and southern Nevada. Found year round in central and southern Mexico south through Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

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Greater Pewee

Greater Pewee

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
meal-worms
Regions
arizona
california
illinois
mexico
nevada
new mexico
texas
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
Forests
Color
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
tyrant flycatchers - tyrannidae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species