This is a very common small, 4-5 inch bird, found near homes and hotels. They entertain guests at breakfast by alighting on tables to steal sugar. They are known as ‘Sugar Birds’ or ‘Yellow Breasts’ locally.
The race in Antigua has a red mark just behind the bill, which is curved and used for obtaining nectar from flowers. They also eat fruit and insects. Bananaquits build untidy globular nests with a side entrance which are also used for roosting at night when the female is not sitting on eggs.
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Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!


Bananaquit Antigua animal : Coerebidae, Honeycreepers

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