French: Bécarde de Jamaïque German: Jamaikabekarde Spanish: Anambé jamaicano
J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
See P. minor (above). Monotypic.
18 cm; 38·9–41·5 g. Male is entirely black, except white mark at base of wing (in flight); iris dark; bill black; legs blackish. Female has deep brown... read more
Typical vocalization two hoarse “queeck” notes, followed by melodic and syncopated but not well-... read more
Tall but mostly open forest and edges in hills and mountains; also observed in more closed forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruit. Moves rather casually beneath canopy, occasionally hovering briefly to glean prey from twigs; also hawks flying insects... read more
Mar–Jun; more than one brood may be raised per season. Nest quite large, bulky and globular, entrance hole near bottom, composed of... read more
May move to lower elevations when not breeding.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Widespread and locally fairly common. About 75% of original forest cover on Jamaica... read more
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