The first is the Greater Antillean Elaenia (Elaenia fallax). This small (5.5") flycatcher has 2 wing bars and is best IDed by voice. It is found on Jamaica and Hispaniola each with their own subspecies. The IOU has already proposed to split these as 2 separate species.
|Greater Antillean Elaenia|
Here is another bird with a wasp in his mouth.
|Gray Kingbird with wasp|
The very next photo (1/6 second later), he throws the wasp in the air to swallow it. It reminded me of a child throwing popcorn into the air and catching it in his mouth.
|Gray Kingbird with wasp #2|
The last flycatcher is the Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus). It is a resident from the Bahamas to Puerto Rico with 7 subspecies on the different islands. The IOU has already proposed splitting the Puerto Rico and Hispaniola subspecies as different species. It has a solid black head and a larger bill than the Gray Kingbird. It also has a rufous wash on the wings.
|Hispaniolan Woodpecker - male|
|Hispaniolan Woodpecker - female|
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