The status of the Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) in Cuba

Kenneth G.D. Burrell, Lillian A. Knopf


The Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is a common migrant that breeds in Canada and the USA and winters throughout the southeastern USA and northern Mexico. Apart from the Bahamas, few records for this species exist in the Caribbean region. Currently, a total of eight records are known from Cuba, occurring principally during late fall, after the passage of strong cold fronts, during severe winters throughout the species’ core wintering range, or both.

Sayornis phoebe es un migrante común que nidifica en Canadá y Estados Unidos e inverna a lo largo del sudeste de los Estados Unidos y el norte de México. Aparte de en las Bahamas, existen pocos registros de esta especie en la región del Caribe. Actualmente, se conocen un total de ocho registros en Cuba, principalmente a finales del otoño, luego del paso de los fuertes frentes fríos, durante los severos inviernos a todo lo largo del núcleo del rango invernal de esta especie o en ambos momentos.

La Moucherolle phébi (Sayornis phoebe) est un migrateur commun qui niche au Canada et aux États-Unis, et hiverne dans le sud-est des États-Unis et le nord du Mexique. Il existe peu de mentions de cette espèce dans la Caraïbe sauf aux Bahamas. Actuellement, l’espèce a été mentionnée huit fois à Cuba, principalement à la fin de l’automne après le passage de forts fronts froids ou lors d'hivers rigoureux dans les principales zones d’hivernage de l’espèce, ou au cours des deux périodes.


Cuba; Eastern Phoebe; Sayornis phoebe

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