- Length: 5.75 inches
- Large, triangular head
- Black head, breast, back, wings and tail
- White belly and undertail coverts
- Lacks wing bars
- Often wags tail
- Juveniles are dark gray with some brown edges to upperparts
The Black Phoebe is quite distinctive.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.