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Black-billed Streamertail

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;[[: Category:Trochilus|Trochilus]] scitulus ;[[: Category:Trochilus|Trochilus]] scitulus
-[[Image:BlackBilledStreamertail(male).jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Stanley+Jones|Stanley Jones}}<br /> Near the Village of Paba, [[Jamaica]], November, 2010]] 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-All black, long decurved black bill, long black tail with streamers.+Male 22–35 cm (8½-13¾ in, including bill 2·2 cm, tail 16–24 cm); Female 10·5 cm (4 in)<br />
 +*Black upperparts
 +*Mostly lime green underparts
 +*Long decurved black bill
 +*Long black tail with streamers
====Similar Species==== ====Similar Species====
Similar to the [[Red-billed Streamertail]], which has a red bill. Similar to the [[Red-billed Streamertail]], which has a red bill.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
 +[[Image:Black-billed Streamertail - 01.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|Glenn+Bartley|Glenn Bartley}}<br />[[Jamaica]]]]
A common endemic to [[Jamaica]], found only in the extreme east of the island, from Port Antonio and the Morant River eastward. A common endemic to [[Jamaica]], found only in the extreme east of the island, from Port Antonio and the Morant River eastward.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-Monotypic<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>+This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species according to most authorities<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>, however, Clements now place it as a subspecies of Red-billed Streamertail ''Trochilus polytmus scitulus'' <sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.
The [[Red-billed Streamertail|Red-billed]] and Black-billed Streamertails were once considered races of the Streamertail (T. polytmus) as they intergrade in areas of contact. The [[Red-billed Streamertail|Red-billed]] and Black-billed Streamertails were once considered races of the Streamertail (T. polytmus) as they intergrade in areas of contact.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
 +Wet areas of East [[Jamaica]] from sea level to elfin forest.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +====Diet====
 +Their main diet consists of nectar.
 +====Breeding====
 +They build a cup-shaped nest of fine rootlets and fibres.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thDec09}}+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Avibase
 +#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)
{{ref}} {{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Trochilus+scitulus}} {{GSearch|Trochilus+scitulus}}
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Trochilus]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Trochilus]]

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

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[edit] Identification

Male 22–35 cm (8½-13¾ in, including bill 2·2 cm, tail 16–24 cm); Female 10·5 cm (4 in)

  • Black upperparts
  • Mostly lime green underparts
  • 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

This is a monotypic species according to most authorities[2], however, Clements now place it as a subspecies of Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus scitulus [1].

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

Wet areas of East Jamaica from sea level to elfin forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar.

[edit] Breeding

They build a cup-shaped nest of fine rootlets and fibres.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)

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