French: Gobemoucheron de Cuba German: Kubamückenfänger Spanish: Perlita cubana
Cuba, mainly on N coast (E from Cayo Coco), also locally on S coast (E from Cienfuegos).
10–11 cm; 4·5–5 g. Bill short and slender, narrowing to fine, slightly hooked tip. Male has distinctive black crescent starting behind eye and curving... read more
Song a sustained rambling, disorganized series of warbles, whistles and chattering notes, sometimes... read more
Arid, dense thorny scrubland in coastal areas; primary ecoregion occupied by this species is Cuban... read more
Food and feeding
Little published information on diet; probably small insects and spiders. Very active forager; feeds along lower branches of vegetation... read more
Season Mar–Jul. Nest a deep compact cup (typically c. 5·3 cm wide by 5·7 cm deep) made of fur, horsehair, vegetable... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA. Locally common. This species’ restricted habitat is considered vulnerable to... read more
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