[Western x Eastern Wood-Pewee (hybrid)]

Contopus sordidulus x virens

Status: No accepted records

Comments: Hybridization between Eastern and Western wood-pewees is rare (Rising and Schueler 1980, Ducey 1989), and there are no records for Nebraska, although the ranges of the two species overlap in at least two areas of the state.

In nearby northeastern Colorado, hybrids have been identified through vocalizations (Mlodinow, https://ebird.org/checklist/S57321832).

Literature Cited

Ducey, J.E. 1989. Birds of the Niobrara River valley, Nebraska. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 27: 37-60.

Rising, J.D., and F.W. Schueler. 1980. Identification and status of wood-pewees (Contopus) from the Great Plains: what are sibling species? Condor 82: 301-308.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2021.  Western x Eastern Wood-Pewee (hybrid) (Contopus sordidulus x virens). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org

Updated 24 February 2021