Saturday, 18 May 2013

Bird #42: Caribbean Elaenia



Common Name: Caribbean Elaenia
Scientific Name: Elaenia martinica   sp. barbadensis   
Description: 6-7 inches; upperparts olive-green; two (2) whitish wing bars; a crest; white crown patch  can be seen when crest is raised; underparts whitish grey to a dull yellowish at the belly and tail; longish tail.
Habitat: Can be found island wide in wooded areas; scrubs and gullies.
Caribbean Elaenias are endemic to the West Indies; the subspecies barbadensis are endemic to Barbados.