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. 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 24 June 2018).