Bananaquit

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The Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) is a species of passerine bird of uncertain relation. It is tentatively placed in the tanager family but classified as incertae sedis by other authorities such as the American Ornithologists’ Union. Its classification is debated, and it is often placed in its own family: Coerebidae. It has recently been suggested the Bananaquit should be split into three species, but this has yet to receive widespread recognition. This small, active nectarivore is found in warmer parts of the Americas and is generally common. [Wikipedia]

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The Bananaquit is a small bird, although there is some degree of size variation across the various subspecies. Length can range from 4 to 5 in (10 to 13 cm). Most subspecies of the Bananaquit have dark gray (almost black) upperparts, black crown and sides of the head, a prominent white eyestripe, gray throat, white vent, and yellow chest…

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