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Black-billed Streamertail

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Trochilus scitulus
Photo by Stanley Jones Near the Village of Paba,   Jamaica, November, 2010
Photo by Stanley Jones
Near the Village of Paba, Jamaica, November, 2010


[edit] Identification

All black, long decurved black bill, long black tail with streamers.

[edit] Similar Species

Similar to the Red-billed Streamertail, which has a red bill.

[edit] Distribution

A common endemic to Jamaica, found only in the extreme east of the island, from Port Antonio and the Morant River eastward.

[edit] Taxonomy


The Red-billed and Black-billed Streamertails were once considered races of the Streamertail (T. polytmus) as they intergrade in areas of contact.

[edit] Habitat

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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