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Cuban Pewee (Contopus Caribaeus)

Cuban Pewee Scientific name: Contopus Caribaeus
Common name (english): Cuban Pewee
Common name (spanish): Bobito Chico

The Cuban Pewee is a common resident all over the island of Cuba and Bahamas. It is generally found in pine forests, swamps and mangroves. It is a flycatcher, which means its diet is composed of insects caught on the fly.

The Bobito Chico measure approximately 15cm. It displays dark olive-grey on top and dark grey below. Just behind its eye there is a white crescent. The tail is quite long and the beak is broad and flat with a yellow lower mandible.

 
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