French: Moucherolle de Jamaïque German: Jamaikaschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí jamaicano
Formerly treated as conspecific with C. caribaeus and C. hispaniolensis. Monotypic.
15 cm; 9·3 g. Has dark olive-brown head and upperparts, darkest on crown; wings dark brown, indistinct narrow buff wingbars (sometimes absent); long tail dusky brown,... read more
Call a plaintive “pee”, rarely “pee-wee”. Song a rising and then falling “oéeoh”. Dawn song two... read more
Forest, less often at edge, in openings beneath canopy. Mid-elevations to montane, to 2000m.
Food and feeding
Insects. Searches in erect posture from exposed perch 2–9 m up; makes long horizontal sallies to capture prey from the air, returning... read more
Apr–Jun; possibly nests twice yearly. Nest a cup made of finely woven plant fibres, grass and Spanish moss (Tillandsia),... read more
Descends to lower elevations, and occasionally to lowlands, during non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Common and widespread. In Jamaica, 75% of original forest cover already cleared,... read more
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