April 2015


The Bananaquit was photographed on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.

The Bananaquit was photographed on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.

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The Bananaquit is a small blackish-backed warberlike bird with a white eyebrow stripe, yellow breast, and yellow rump, and whitish throat and underparts, with a white wing spot. It has a range of The Bahamas, West Indies, and southern Florida. It has a habitat in open or brushy woods, often at fruiting or flowering trees. It feeds on fruit, blossums, and flowers. It does not feed on the banana, but on the banana blossoms. It is always on the move from fruit to fruit, and flower to flower.

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The White Crowned Pigeon was photographed on the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea.

The White Crowned Pigeon was photographed on the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea.

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The White Crowned Pigeon is dark gray except for a white crown and beak tip, and with pink legs. It has a range of the West Indies, Southern Florida and the Keys, and locally in the Caribbean Islands, Belize, and Honduras. It has a habitat of mangroves and wooded islands. It feeds on mostly nuts and berries. This bird is very wary and usually stays hidden in treetops without giving clear views.

The Brown Creeper was photographed in Muskego, Wisconsin crawling up trunks of trees.

The Brown Creeper was photographed in Muskego, Wisconsin crawling up trunks of trees.

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The Brown Creeper is a very small slim tree climber that is brown above and white below with a slender decurved bill and stiff tail. It has a range from southern Alaska, Canada, United States to Nicaragua. It has a habitat of woodlands, groves, and shade trees. It is usually seen after its voice is heard as a single high thin seee sound. It ascends trees spirally from the base with its tail braced against the surface. It feeds on mostly insects in the bark.