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Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Flight call description A rich, descending "chiu".
Fig.1. Texas December 31, 2001 (WRE).
Diurnal calling sequence:
1. Texas December 19, 2001 (WRE). Perched birds with Canada Geese calling in the background.
Similar species Distinctive.
Behavior Primarily a nocturnal migrant but engages in redetermined migration and limited resumed migration. Gives "chiu" call uncommonly in diurnal flight. Not known to call in nocturnal migration.