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Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus


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credit: Jerry Friedman/CCSA

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Migration Info During the winter, this species prefers the mature tropical forests of the northern Andes and does not show any tendency to shift to disturbed sites or secondary growth. This preference makes it particularly vulnerable to the destruction of mature rain forests, which is occurring at an alarming rate. Western Wood-Pewees migrate through the Mexican highlands and follow the Rockies and the mountainous regions of the Pacific coast to the great forests of Canada and Alaska. The migration of this species is significantly slowed during cold weather, as it depends on flying insects for food.

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