French: Colibri à tête noire German: Rotschnabel-Jamaikasylphe Spanish: Colibrí portacintas piquirrojo
Other common names:
Streamertail (when lumped with T. scitulus)
Jamaica (except extreme E).
Male 22–30 cm (including bill 2·3 cm, tail 13–17 cm), 5·2 g; female 10·5 cm, 4·4 g. Might only be confused with T. scitulus,... read more
Loud, repetitive “chink, chink”, “tsee, tsee” or “teet, teet”. Additionally, males emit distinctive... read more
Occurs from sea-level to elfin forest and found in all man-made habitats; forages mainly throughout... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at native and introduced flowers, including Hohenbergia, Bauhinia, Meriania, Tecoma... read more
Breeds year-round but chiefly Apr–Jun. Cup-shaped nest of fine plant fibres and cobweb (latter sometimes collected inside houses),... read more
Individuals disperse to higher altitudes after main breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Common resident. Particularly common in Blue Mts, with densities of at least 12 pairs/km... read more
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