The bananaquit is a small bird, although there is some degree of size variation across the various subspecies. Length can range from 10 to 13 cm. Most subspecies of the bananaquit have dark grey (almost black) upperparts, black crown and sides of the head, a prominent white eyestripe, grey throat, white vent, and yellow chest, belly and rump. The sexes are alike, but juveniles are duller and often have a partially yellow eyebrow and throat. Always enjoying any sweet treat provided by humans, thereby known as "sugarbirds".
Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.