Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is our sole representative of the Silky Flycatcher family (Ptilogonatidae). The male is a beautiful black crested bird with a striking white stripe on each wing. The female is rather duller in color, but similar otherwise. Their regular note is a low "wheer", but we heard them sing this song in late Summer.
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Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2013. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
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