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Sonoran Desert Birds



Phainopepla (male) - (Phainopepla nitens)

 Phainopepla (male)

 Phainopepla (male)

Size: 7.75 inches
Overall Color: black
Occurrence: washes
Diet: insects, misteltoe berries
Nest: cuplike
Field Identification: crest, red eye, long tail, white patches under wings
Season: year-round

Phainopepla (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ptilogonatidae (silky flycatchers)
Genus: Phainopepla
species: nitens

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