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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


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 75 Ptiliogonatidae (silky flycatchers)
Genus: Phainopepla
Species: nitens

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