Thursday, March 23, 2023

Jamaican Pewee

The Jamaican pewee is endemic to Jamaica. It used to be classified with the Cuban pewee and Hispaniola pewee as one species, but they have been separated. 
It is only 6 inches from bill to tail and proportionally the wings are short, the tail is long, the head is large and the body is round. The top is dark-olive, with the wings and tail darker still and the stomach paler. 
It only eats insects, which it dives down to grab in the air, from its perch, and returns to the same perch. It eats no seeds. 
I saw one, high in the Blue Mountains.  

1 comment:

  1. Amazing that you could get this good of a photo of such a tiny bird.