In wooded areas coast to coast, all through late spring and summer time, among the most attribute sounds are the songs of wood-pewees. The sound modifications abruptly at mid-continent as a result of two species — Japanese and Western Wooden-Pewees — divide the decrease 48 states virtually precisely in half, alongside a line extending from the Dakotas south to Texas.
These trim grey flycatchers are inclined to perch excessive, typically amongst foliage, so they’re heard extra typically than they’re seen. That’s simply as properly as a result of they’re way more distinctive by sound than by sight. Each are comparatively plain, a little bit bigger than the difficult Empidonax flycatchers, with wing bars however no eye-rings. No diagnostic visible marks will allow you to inform them aside.
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