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Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica

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Very widespread and reasonably common over the entire island of Jamaica, the Jamaican Euphonia is found in woodlands, gardens, and even open areas, provided some large trees are left standing. The sexes differ. Both recall other euphonias in being small, stocky birds with chunky little bills. Males are primarily blue-gray with a bright yellow mid belly, and paler undertail coverts. Females, in contrast, are mainly olive-green above, with a paler gray head and underparts than in males, becoming greenish yellow over the flanks and rump. It nests between March and May. Most Jamaican birds possess colorful local names; the Jamaican Euphonia is known as the Short-Mouth Bluequit!

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Jamaican Euphonia (Euphonia jamaica), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: