The Cuban pewee or crescent-eyed pewee (Contopus caribaeus) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in Cuba and the northern Bahamas. It was formerly lumped with the Hispaniolan pewee (C. hispaniolensis) and Jamaican pewee (C. pallidus) as a single species, the Greater Antillean pewee.
This small flycatcher measures 16 cm (6.3 in). It is dark olive-grey above and dark grey to buff below. In place of an eyering, it has a white crescent-shaped marking directly behind the eye. The broad, flat bill is bicolored, with a yellow lower mandible.
Its distinctive call is a long, descending whistle.
The nest is small and cup-shaped. Up to 4 eggs are laid between March and June. The eggs are white with heavy dark spotting at the large end.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Contopus caribaeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Garrido, Orlando H.; Kirkconnell, Arturo (2000). Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba. Ithaca, NY: Comstock, Cornell University Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-8014-8631-9.
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- BirdLife species factsheet for Contopus caribaeus
- Contopus caribaeus on Avibase
- Cuban pewee videos, photos, and sounds at the Internet Bird Collection
- Cuban pewee photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)
- Cuban pewee species account at NeotropicalBirds (Cornell University)
- Interactive range map of Contopus caribaeus at IUCN Red List maps
- Audio recordings of Cuban pewee on Xeno-canto.
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