Small, gray flycatcher with a yellow-tinged belly and a short crest. Very similar to both Eastern Wood-Pewee and Western Wood-Pewee, but has shorter wings, a longer tail, and sometimes shows a pale spot between bill and eye. Note that wood-pewees are migratory birds, so are not present year-round in the areas where they overlap with Northern Tropical Pewee. Voice is the most reliable ID feature; Northern Tropical Pewee’s typical song is a very short, sputtering burst. Inhabits light woodland, forest edge, and overgrown fields. Usually seen on an exposed perch, from which it regularly sallies out to chase insect prey, often returning to the same spot over and over again.