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Cayo Coco, Cuba, February 2009
Polioptila lembeyei

Identification

Grey upperside with pale underside, long black tail with white outer tail feathers. There is a black supercilium going back from the eye curving down behind the auriculars.

Distribution

Semi-arid coastal scrub of eastern Cuba and Cayo Coco.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Thorn scrub and forest, especially coastal.

Behaviour

Often cocks its tail very high up, almost vertically.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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