Climbing the Rockies: juniper habitat, Temple Canyon Park, Canyon City, Colorado
June 8, 4:43 a.m.
Sunrise at 5:37 a.m.
A third gray flycatcher at dawn, he also singing chu-WIP, chu-WIP, teeah . . .
He has the expected two different songs that the gray flycatcher uses during his dawn singing, but he sings slowly, only about 24 songs/minute, much slower than his neighbor who can be heard in the background (see CO-195). In fact, about 0:50, the two other birds can be heard in the background, all three of these males singing in the dark at dawn, sight unseen (CO-195, CO-196, CO-197).
Spotted towhee, another gray flycatcher.
Photo by Brian L. Sullivan