Eastern Wood Pewee

General description.

The Eastern Wood Pewee is very difficult to distinguish from the Western Wood Pewee visually, but vocally, they are very different. This bird is often found perching on dead branches searching for the flying insects on which it feeds. It catches its food in flight. All flycatchers defend their territory from larger birds by landing on the back of the larger bird and pecking at it. The Eastern Wood Pewee is no exception. During breeding season, this bird is monogamous and nests in trees. The female lays 2-4 white eggs. A pair raises one brood per year. The Eastern Wood Pewee is fairly common, but declining due to wintering ground loss.

Flight pattern.


Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

pee-a-wee and pee-yeer and ah-de-deee

Population and distribution.

Fairly common and widespread.

Nesting habits.

The Eastern Wood Pewee nests in trees and lays 2-4 white eggs May.
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