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Jamaican Vireo

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Photo Stanley Jones Cornwall State, St. James Parish, Jamaica,  November,  2010
Photo Stanley Jones
Cornwall State, St. James Parish, Jamaica, November, 2010
Vireo modestus

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[edit] Identification

  • Whitish iris
  • Two white wingbars
  • Pink lower bill
  • Greenish above, paler below

[edit] Distribution

Jamaica

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Photo by Jan Van den Broeck Discovery Bay, Jamaica, August 2006
Photo by Jan Van den Broeck
Discovery Bay, Jamaica, August 2006

[edit] Habitat

Forest, edges and bushes, but not in mangrove and forest plantations. Tolerant to both dry and humid areas and to both lowlands and mountains.

[edit] Behaviour

Active but likes to stay hidden in dense vegetation

Its local name (sewi-sewi) imitates one of the common calls of the bird.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Raffaele et al. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0713649054

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