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Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  Animal,Bird,Eastern Phoebe,Everglades,Everglades National Park,Florida,Geotagged,Long Pine Key,Nature,Passeriformes,Perching Bird,Phoebe,Sayornis,Sayornis phoebe,Tyranni,Tyrannidae,Tyrant flycatcher,United States,United States of America,Vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Nice shot! Do you know what shrub it's sitting in? The ants seem to be enjoying it :) Posted 10 months ago
    1. No, I'm not sure. I didn't even notice the ants before!
      The leaves and bark coloring looks about right for a younger Gumbo Limbo tree... but without seeing any peeling bark it could just as easily be several other plants (at least with my weak plant identification skills, especially in areas like there where almost every plant's leaves look basically identical). I'll try to remember to re-check my Everglades photos tonight to see if I took any other shots that include this same plant (I probably didn't, I didn't take very many photos in this particular trail).
      Posted 10 months ago
      1. Okay, no problem! I was just curious. I've really enjoyed all of your Everglades photos! Posted 10 months ago
        1. Thanks! I checked my other photos, I just have one other of the same plant, but it's basically the same view (another shot of the same Phoebe taken 5 seconds earlier), so no help in IDing the plant.

          Taking a second look did make me realize I geotagged the photo wrong originally. When I uploaded it, I thought I had taken the photo a day earlier than I did, so I originally tagged it on the wrong side of Long Pine Key.
          Posted 10 months ago
          1. Thanks for checking! Posted 10 months ago

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The Eastern Phoebe is a small passerine bird. This tyrant flycatcher breeds in eastern North America, although its normal range does not include the southeastern coastal United States.

It is migratory, wintering in the southernmost USA and Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. This is one of the first birds to return to the breeding grounds in spring and one of the last to leave in the fall. They arrive for breeding in mid-late March, but they return to winter.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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Uploaded Feb 7, 2019. Captured Jan 30, 2019 14:03 in Long Pine Key Nature Trail, Florida, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1000
  • 300mm