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Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Photo by Ann, Southport,UK

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

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The Bananaquit is a small, warbler-like bird with a long white supercilium, dark grey crown and eye-stripe, grey throat and yellow underparts. It also has a small spot of pink at the base of the bill. It is found in tropical South America and also the Carribean Islands (The photo above was taken in Antigua)
The Bananaquit feeds mainly on nectar which it obtains by boring a hole in the base of flowers. It therefore cheats the flower of its requirement for fertilisation through by-passing the pollen.

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