About the Bananaquit

Also known as: Sugar Bird,
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.
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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 11 December 2019
Scientific Name
Coereba flaveola
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Coereba
  • C. flaveola
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 9 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
10 to 13 inches
.19 to .67 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Cambacica
Chinese (汉语) 曲嘴森莺
Czech (Cesky) banakit americký
Danish (Dansk) Banansmutte
Dutch (Nederlands) Suikerdiefje
Finnish (Suomi) banaanikerttuli
French (Français) Sucrier à ventre jaune
German (Deutsch) Zuckervogel
Italian (Italiano) Bananero
Japanese (日本語) マミジロミツドリ [mamijiromitsudori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Banansmett
Polish (Polski) cukrzyk
Portuguese (Português) Cambacica o mariquita
Russian (русский язык) Банановый певун
Spanish (Español) Platanero
Swedish (Svenska) banansmyg
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