30 December, 2009

Tropical Pewee

Scientific Name: Contopus cinereus

Population Estimate: 5M to 50M

Range / Habitat: Tropical and subtropical lowland moist forest from southern Mexico through Central America down into much of South America.

Field Notes: Pewees have peaked to crested napes (as in the bottom two photos) and long wings (as in the top photo). Behaviorally, they repeatedly fly off and return to the same perch. Differentiated from similar birds by habitat and call.

Personal Notes:

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