French: Moucherolle tête-fou German: Kubaschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí cubano
Other common names:
Greater Antillean Pewee (when lumped with C. pallidus and C. hispaniolensis)
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. bahamensis
(H. Bryant, 1859) – N Bahamas (Grand Bahama, Great Abaco, New Providence, Eleuthera, Cat and Andros).
C. c. caribaeus
(d’Orbigny, 1839) – Cuba and I of Pines.
C. c. morenoi
Burleigh & Duvall, 1948 – mangroves on S coast of Cuba and nearby cays.
C. c. nerlyi
Garrido, 1978 – Jardines de la Reina Archipelago and nearby islands, off S Cuba.
15–16·5 cm; 8·5–13·5 g (nominate), 10·3–12·2 g (bahamensis). Nominate race has dark olive-grey crown, tufted... read more
Generally rather vocal, often throughout day. Song a prolonged descending “weeeooooo”.... read more
Broadleaf and pine (Pinus) forests, forest edge, swamps, mangroves, brushy scrub, and tree... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects; some fruit. Searches from low perch; sallies out to capture prey in the air (sometimes with loud snap of bill), often... read more
Feb–Mar in Bahamas, Mar–Jun in Cuba. Nest a cup made of fine rootlets and hair, covered by lichen and moss, typically placed in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common. Widespread from coast to moderate elevations. Occurs in Güira National Park, in Cuba.
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