Birds

Currently a random assortment of photos. A 2016 paper published in the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology (http://www.birdscaribbean.org/jco/index.php/jco/article/view/217) documents 75 species for the island – some of which are migrants.

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American kestrel eggs and chicks in the process of development. By 4 to 5 weeks they are ready to fledge.

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American kestrel (Falco sparverius) adult – locally known as Killy Killy

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Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) – also known as sugar bird due to its habit of drinking nectar. Leave out a bowl of sugar and watch them flock!

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Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) – male (with crest)

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Bridled-quail dove (Geotrygon mystacea) (left: female, right: male) – endemic to the Caribbean and only found in the Quill National Park above 200 meters

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Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis) – female (left) and male (right)

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Cattle egret aka cowbird (Bubulcus ibis)

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The shy and elusive, but common, Caribbean Elaenia (Elaenia martinica)

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Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis) male (left) and female (right) – migratory

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Common ground dove (Columbina passerina) chicks and adult

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Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis)

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Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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Royal tern (Thalasseus maximus)

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Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)

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White-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica)

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Yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia)

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Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

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Green heron (Butorides virescens)

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Pearly-eyed thrasher (Margarops fuscatus) eating Anolis bimaculatus

 

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Spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularius) in winter plumage – migrant

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Red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) – migrant. Statia supports a nesting population of +/- 300-500 pairs.

 

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Great egret (Ardea alba)

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Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)

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Indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) – migrant in molt plumage

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Scaly-breasted thrasher (Allenia fusca)

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Northern parula (Setophaga americana) – migrant

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Juvenile Scaly-naped pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa)

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Yellow-crowned night heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

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