And I couldn't resist adding a couple more great pictures from Roberto Jovel who found a pair of Cuban Gnatcatchers last week just east of Guantanamo. They are not uncommon in thorny scrub at the east end of the island especially along the coast. The picture above is a male I think as they have a broader black stripe behind the eye than the female. And Roberto even found a nest there slung on the spines of two adjacent cacti - brilliant. There seems to be just one young visible in the nest but of course others may well be hidden out of sight. The adults normally lay 3-5 brown-spotted white eggs (Garrido & Kirkconnell) who also say that they nest from March-July whereas this nest was found at the end of August and the young have not fledged yet. Thank you again Roberto for sharing your great finds. And don't forget that anyone can stay at their beautiful 'casa particular' called Villa Paradiso in Baracoa with more details on their website here.
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