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Coereba flaveola


This cute little bird has a black head and back with an obvious white eyebrow stripe. It has a down-curved bill and a red/pink ?gape? (clear view in last pic), and a yellow breast and underbelly. I liken one of the calls this bird makes to a pull start of an engine but at a higher pitch.


This little guy was chowing down on an orange in an orange orchard near Syndicate, Dominica.


This orchard was along segment 10 of the Waitukubuli Trail (Colihaut Heights to Syndicate) near Syndicate, Dominica (The location gives only a rough idea). There was a number of Bananaquits eating the oranges in this orchard and in the same vicinity were some Jaco Parrots! Photos of them will follow later. First identification: I asked a local person. Verified by 'Dr Birdy' Bertrand Baptiste

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Saint John Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.52, Long: -61.43

Spotted on Jan 7, 2015
Submitted on Feb 12, 2015


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