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Featured Photo – Zenaida Dove

The Zenaida Dove is often times wrongfully called a Turtle Dove. The The Zenaida Dove is only found throughout the Caribbean and the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The bird is resident and abundant over much of its range in Jamaica and due to that are commonly hunted as a game bird. It is the national bird of the British Overseas Caribbean Territory of Anguilla.
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Featured Photo – Black-throated Blue Warbler

A Black-throated Blue Warbler foraging in Portland Black-throated Blue Warblers (scientific name Dendroica caerulescens) are small songbirds of the New World warbler family who migrate to Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean during winter in the Northern Hemisphere. These birds forage actively in low vegetation, catching insects like spiders, caterpillar and flies as well as feeding on berries, seeds and fruits. From the end of August to early May the Black-throated Blue Warbler and other migratory birds can be found in the heavily wooded areas in Jamaica especially the Cockpit country, the Blue Mountains and other forested areas.