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Greater pewee        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Greater pewees (formerly Coues' flycatcher) is a highland Mexican species that enters the US mainly in southeastern Arizona and adjacent New Mexico, with a few in south Texas.  A bird of montane pine-oak forests, it has a striking call frequently transcribed as "José Maria!".   These birds were photographed near Josephine Saddle in the Santa Rita Mountains of Arizona.

  • Canon 7D2 or R5; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X converter, fill-in flash (2020, 2022)