Greater Pewee, Contopus pertinax


Greater Pewee, male, 4/23/11, Rose Canyon, Mount Lemmon, AZ
This bird was singing his famous song, "Jose Maria," from the top of a tall pine
in Rose Canyon at about 7000 feet elevation on Mount Lemmon, where I had
heard the song the year before, but never seen any of the birds that sang it. I
played "Jose Maria" back to him, and he flew down and perched low enough
for me finally to get a picture of this elusive species.