Black Phoebe

1/2500s at f8.0 ISO:1600 Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm x 1.4 converter

The Black Phoebe is a passerine bird in the tyrant-flycatcher family. It breeds from southwest Oregon and California south through Central and South America. It occurs year-round throughout most of its range and migrates less than the other birds in its genus, though its northern populations are partially migratory. It lives in a variety of habitats but is always near water. It is mainly insectivorous, and waits on a perch before flying out and catching its prey in the air. It makes an open cup nest, which is placed under a cliff or a bridge and cemented in its place with mud.
Along the Salt River, AZ