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15.5 - 18 cm (6-7 inches) mainly olive-gray flycatcher.
In Dominica, the cheek below the eye seems to be as dark as the area above the eye, another variable feature, it seems.
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The seven subspecies are distributed across the southern parts of the Caribbean, both along the western side (off Eastern Mexico) and the Lesser Antilles to Barbados. In addition found in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
There are 7 subspecies:
Forests, scrubs, gardens and woodlands; mostly in lowlands, but where the Yellow-bellied Elaenia is also found, Caribbean Elaenia normally is displaced to the higher ground.
Often sits on branches a little below the the top of the bush/tree so that they are not visible to the Gray Kingbird, a very agressive species to other birds that catch insects.
Their diet consists of both insects and fruit.
They construct a flimsy cup-shaped nest from twigs. It is placed about 9 m above the ground in a tree or shrub. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs.
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