Discover Birds Jamaica

Jamaica, the paradise of ornithologists, is home to not less than 240 bird species: egrets, pelicans, mockingbird, owls or patoos, parrots, and hummingbirds, such as the black-headed hummingbird. Some species are endemic, such as the Jamaican blackbird, which is threatened with extinction, or the John crow, a type of vulture.

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    A hummingbird, Jamaica

    These extraordinary birds, characterised by the changing colour of their feathers, are the only birds able to fly in every direction.

    © Steve Byland / age fotostock
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    Three young pelicans

    Pelicans are large aquatic birds that spend most of their time in freshwater.

    © Richard Wear / age fotostock
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    A parrot

    The word 'parrot' refers to birds belonging to the order Psittaciformes. They are common in Jamaica.

    © ZoonarE Amikishiyev / age fotostock
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    A vulture

    Vultures feed on the carcasses of dead animals. This one appears to be staking out its next meal.

    © Alain Turgeon / age fotostock
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    An egret in flight

    There are 13 different species of egret in the world, the most well-known one of which is the great egret.

    Glowimages / age fotostock
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    An owl

    Owls, which watch their prey from the trees, are from the strigidae family of birds.

    © RFcompany / age fotostock
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