Western Wood-pewee

Western Wood-pewee on branch
Western Wood-pewee.

NPS Photo / Ron Harden

Size: 5.5-6.5”
Description: Grayish olive-brown overall with a lighter gray breast and sides, darker gray-brown head, and two pale wing bars.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Prefer aspen forests, but also live in ponderosa pine and riparian forests to 9,000 feet and occasionally 10,000 feet.
Diet: Forage by perching on a dead branch and waiting for insects to fly by. Eat all types of flying insects including bees, beetles dragonflies and moths.

Last updated: June 20, 2018

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