Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Orangequit (Euneornis campestris)


Taxonomy

French: Pique-orange de Jamaïque German: Braunlatz-Gimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero azulillo
Taxonomy:

Motacilla campestris

Linnaeus

, 1758,

Jamaica

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Jamaica.

Descriptive notes

14 cm; 13·2–19·2 g. A small finch-like bird with slightly decurved bill. Male is almost entirely grey-blue (appearing dark in poor light), with orange-red... read more

Voice

A thin, high-pitched “tseet”, or occasionally “fi-sweee”.

Habitat

Humid forest, also commonly in shade coffee plantations. Sea-level to 1500 m; commonest at middle... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar; also fruit (Cecro­pia and Ficus), as well as invertebrates and seeds. Also takes tree sap at holes drilled by... read more

Breeding

Season Apr–Jun. Nest a moderately deep cup, usually uncovered, made from grass and plant fibres, built up to 6 m above ground in tree or... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common. No known threats.

Recommended citation

Rising, J. (2018). Orangequit (Euneornis campestris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62150 on 14 December 2018).