Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

The bananaquit is a very common resident of the West Indies and is seen in many habitats, including populated areas. These small birds may often be seen near restaurants where they may sip water or eat table scraps. In the wild, they typically eat nectar, but will vary their diets based on available food sources. They make a globe-shaped nest, often in cactus or thorny acacia trees. This bird is also commonly known as the sugar bird, chibi chibi or sucrière.

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