Family Tanagers
Fond of nectar, this little bird often creeps about in flowering trees, probing the blossoms. It is widespread in the American tropics and especially numerous in the West Indies, including the Bahamas. Strays from the Bahamas have turned up a number of times in southern Florida, mainly in winter.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls

A repeated series of high-pitched, buzzy, disorganized trills; call note a sharp quit.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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