Bahamas


The Greater Antillean Bullfinch was photographed on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island in The Bahamas.

The Greater Antillean Bullfinch was photographed on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island in The Bahamas.

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The Greater Antillean Bullfinch is all black with a short red supercilum, throat and undertail coverts. It has a large bill size. It has a range of the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. It has habitats of secondary vegetation, and mangroves. It was formerly present in Florida, but is no longer present except as an escape. It feeds on seeds, nuts, and hard fruits.

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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.