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pewee: see flycatcherflycatcher,
common name for various members of the Old World family Muscicapidae, insectivorous songbirds including the kingbirds, phoebes, and pewees. Flycatchers vary in color from drab to brilliant, as in the crested monarch and paradise flycatchers of Asia and Africa.
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Sibling species in the genera Empidonax and Contopus
aurifrons BI FG R 49 Colaptes rubiginosus BI FG R 0 Dryocopus lineatus BI FG R 1 Contopus
cinereus si FG R 4 Empidonax flaviventris FI FG M 0 E.
Species Scientific name Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus
virens Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris Willow/Alder Flycatcher E.