This is a Juvenile Black Phoebe – his feathers will darken as he ages. Black Phoebes frequent coastal cliffs, ponds and riverbanks as well as parks and gardens. They sit on a low perch, such as a water faucet in the middle of the lawn or a rock beside a stream, then hawk insects by chasing them in flight. The Black Phoebe is a bird found only in California and the Southwest – it is mostly nonmigratory within its breeding range.
Black Phoebe – Juvenile (Photos)