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st john birds: bananaquit

St. John USVI Fauna: Bananaquit

St. John Fauna: Bananaquit
Bananaquits

The bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), also called yellow bird, bananabird and sugar bird, is a commonly seen St. John resident.  They suck the nectar from flowers with their curved beaks and will also eat fruit and small insects.

The local Virgin Islands name," sugar bird," comes from the fact that they are easily attracted by setting out bowls of sugar.

See bananaquit video