wood pewee


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wood pewee

n.
Either of two small migratory pewees, Contopus virens, which breeds in eastern North America, or C. sordidulus, which breeds in western North America.
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Noun1.wood pewee - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North Americawood pewee - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
Contopus sordidulus, western wood pewee - small flycatcher of western North America
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Just a few feet away, a western wood pewee danced like an acrobat on a moss-covered limb thicker than a railroad tie that sloped gently back toward the ground.
Two such poems whose similar subject matter reflects this focus are Frost's sonnet "The Oven Bird," published in 1916, and Francis's "The Wood Pewee," published in Valhalla and Other Poems.
Elsewhere in the Rockies the growing demand for aspen might be affecting a number of neotropical migrants that favor aspen groves - the warbling vireo, orange-crowned warbler, western wood pewee, and dusky flycatcher among them.