French: Colibri à bec noir German: Schwarzschnabel-Jamaikasylphe Spanish: Colibrí portacintas piquinegro
Brewster and Bangs
Priestman’s River, Portland Parish, Jamaica
Extreme E Jamaica.
Male 22–35 cm (including bill 2·2 cm, tail 16–24 cm), 5·3 g; female 10·5 cm, 4·3 g. Male very similar to that of T. polytmus... read more
Song a long series of loud chipping notes, “tsink...tsink...tsink..”, at rate of c. 1·5 notes/... read more
Wet E Jamaica from sea-level (Port Antonio) to elfin forest (John Crow Mts). Most abundant in semi-... read more
Food and feeding
Habits very similar to those of T. polytmus.
Nests all year round, chiefly Feb–Jun. Cup-shaped nest of fine rootlets and fibres is more loosely built than that of T. polytmus... read more
Insufficiently known, densities increase in Aug at higher altitudes around 800–1000 m.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Common resident, but less numerous than T. polytmus. Particulary common around... read more
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