French: Carouge de Jamaïque German: Bromelienstärling Spanish: Zanate jamaicano
lower mountains of Jamaica.
18 cm; average 39 g. All-dark icterid with slender sharp bill and relatively short tail and legs. Plumage is entirely black with slight blue gloss; iris brown; bill and legs... read more
Rather noisy. Song, delivered by both sexes, is a quick warble followed by 3–5 nasal buzzes,... read more
Wet mountain forest in areas with high rainfall and frequent mists, mostly above 570 m. Requires... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), orthopterans and lepidopteran caterpillars, and other invertebrates, e.g. snails (... read more
Season May–Jul. Monogamous. Territorial, solitary breeder; diameter of eleven territories 160–370 m, mean 281 m. Commonly performs aerial... read more
Resident; some individuals descend to 210 m in non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Uncommon. Because of its small global range, its strict habitat requirements and its specialized foraging habits... read more
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