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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Wood-Pewees

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Wood-Pewees, picture of Wood-Pewees

There are two types of pewees seen in Cuba. The Eastern Wood-Pewee and the Western Wood-Pewee are migrants, likely to be seen in the spring or the fall. The Cuban Pewee is a native bird, and sometimes a rare vagrant, that has been reported seen in the southern states.

Pewees are members of the flycatcher family. These birds are mostly seen in forests, feeding on insects, catching them in flight or picking them off leaves and the bark of trees. Pewees are drab-looking birds, whose plumage is a dull grey with light yellows and dull greens, which makes them a difficult bird to identify by sight. Usually their calls are a better indication of the species of the bird.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds