This small, olive-gray Caribbean flycatcher is large-headed, long-tailed, comparatively short-winged, and has a longer, proportionally thinner bill than other similar flycatchers. It is dark dusky olive-green above. Head is uniformly dark with an incomplete white eye ring that flares behind the eye. The throat is pale ashy-gray, the breast and upper flanks washed with dusky olive-gray creates a slightly vested appearance. The lower flanks and belly are dull sulphur-yellow. At first glance, this species might be mistaken for an Empidonax, but the bushy, crested hindcrown contributes to a very angular head shape; the profile and proportions of the head (compared to body size) are similar to those of the much larger Olive-sided Flycatcher. Its bill is much longer that similar-sized North American flycatchers and shows less curvature to the culmen. Unlike North Amercian wood-pewees, this species usually displays more obvious wingbars; the incomplete white eye ring, and short wings accentuate a fairly long, narrow tail.
Length: 15 (cm) Wingspan: (cm)
Found in lowland pine forests, woodlands, scrubby areas, and mangroves.
Flycatches from low, exposed branches; often returns to the same perch. Fairly tame and vocal.
Feeds on insects and occasionally fruit.
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