Phoebe (bird)

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Sayornis phoebe -Owen Conservation Park, Madison, Wisconsin, USA-8.jpg
Sayornis phoebe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Sayornis
Bonaparte, 1854

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The genus Sayornis is a small group of medium-sized insect-eating birds, known as Phoebes, in the tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae; they are native to North and South America.

They prefer semi-open or open areas. These birds wait on a perch and then catch insects. Their nest is an open cup sometimes placed on man-made structures.

They often slowly lower and raise their tails while perched.

The full list of species is: