The Bananaquit is a small species of songbird found across the Caribbean, Central, and South America. They are widespread and found in a wide variety of habitats.
Bananaquits can be recognized by their down-curved bills, their dark grey upper parts, yellow breast, and white stripe over the eye. There are over 40 recognized subspecies of Bananaquit found throughout their range, with physical differences in size and plumage.
Bananaquits feed on flower nectar, using its specialized curved bill. It also feeds on juices from fruits and insects.
2019 Bonanza Bird #9: Bananaquit
Today's new bird is a warbler-like species found across much of South America, the Bananaquit! Bananaquits can be recognized by their curved bills, and their plumage, which is a mix of grey, yellow, ... more