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Well, a dark Pewee would also have orange on its bill, and that birds bill is entirely black. That together with the contrasting belly, really only leaves one other option (that I am aware of) which is a black phoebe. 

Black phoebe have a range in the Southern US so I'm sure some other member will come and confirm/deny black phoebe. Dark Pewees are only found in the highlands of Panama and Costa Rica, so it definitely would be a lot cooler if this was one, but I'm fairly certain it is not.

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42 minutes ago, Aaron said:

Black phoebe have a range in the Southern US so I'm sure some other member will come and confirm/deny black phoebe.

Confirmed. Unless there are extremely similar species down there that I’m not aware of.

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On 2/25/2022 at 9:22 PM, IKLland said:

Confirmed. Unless there are extremely similar species down there that I’m not aware of.

Dark Pewee (capitalized as indicated in the OP's post) is the species in question, which are kind of similar at a distance to Black Phoebes, although they are much more often confused with similar Contopus flycatchers such as Eastern and Western Wood-Pewees, as well as Tropical Pewee. 

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