, on the other hand, is a Neotropical bird and ubiquitous in nature.
I never saw or heard a Bananaquit in the research site during 13 research days (see also Rathcke 1998).
A mist net census of birds adjacent to my study site confirms that Bananaquit populations were at unusually low numbers in January 1997, after the October 1996 Hurricane Lili (Murphy et al.
Two bird species, Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola: Emberizidne, Coerebinae), also called the Bahama Honeycreeper, and Bahama Woodstars (Calliphlox evelynae: Trochilidae),.
Bananaquits are very common on San Salvador (White 1991).
The absence of Bananaquits in the study site in 1996-1997 appears to reflect a general population decline throughout the island.
Lucia, Martinique, and Dominica (Table 3), although a strong genetic disjunction has been observed in the Bananaquit
Coereba flaveola between the islands of St.
Historical biogeography of the bananaquit
(Coerebafiaveola) in the Caribbean region: a mitochondrial DNA assessment.
The formation and present-day positioning of the Lesser Antilles are undoubtedly more recent, that is, 20+ mya, but certainly antedate the appearance of the study species, the bananaquit Coereba flaveola, in the archipelago.
The bananaquit is a small (8-12 g; Faaborg and Winters 1979), nectarivorous and frugivorous emberizine (Passeriformes) of uncertain affinities.
In total, Paynter (1968) recognized 41 bananaquit subspecies, based primarily on variation in plumage coloration.
We used a bananaquit mtDNA preparation purified two times on CsCl-EtdBr gradients as a probe.
BIRD NERDS Resident bird man Roger took us for a walk in the gorgeous Ecclesdown Road nature reserve, where we spotted very colourful chestnut-bellied cuckoos, bananaquits
, Jamaican euphonias, as well as parrots and hummingbirds and streamertails.
Similar results have been shown in pigeons (Hamm & Shettleworth, 1989) and bananaquits
(Wunderle & Cotto-Navarro, 1988).
The interactions with Bananaquits
are remarkable, both defence and attack.