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Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) is a species of passerine bird of uncertain relation. It is tentatively placed in the tanager family, but classified as incertae sedis by other authorities such as the American Ornithologists' Union. Its classification is debated, and it is often placed in its own family: Coerebidae. It has recently been suggested the bananaquit should be split into three species, but this has yet to receive widespread recognition. This small, active nectarivore is found in warmer parts of the Americas, and is generally common.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.25519
EDGE Score: 2.11084


Adult Weight [1]  10 grams
Birth Weight [3]  1.4 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical dry forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical dry forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [4]  70 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  20 %
Forages - Understory [4]  80 %
Clutch Size [5]  3
Incubation [5]  12 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Emblem of

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned Hawk)[7]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[7]
Falco sparverius (American Kestrel)[7]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[7]


Pollinator of 
Blakea trinervia[7]
Cordia gerascanthus (yauco)[7]
Dendropanax arboreus (angelica tree)[7]
Piscidia piscipula (Florida fishpoison tree)[7]
Varronia oaxacana (curaciao bush)[14]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Caribbean; North America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
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2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6The Feeding Ecology of Tanagers and Honeycreepers in Trinidad, Barbara K. Snow and D. W. Snow, The Auk Vol. 88, No. 2 (Apr., 1971), pp. 291-322
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Parrini, R. and Raposo, MA, 2008, Associação entre aves e flores de duas espécies de árvores do gênero Erythrina (Fabaceae) na mata Atlântica do sudeste do Brasil, Iheringia, série Zoologia, Vol. 98, n. 1, pp 123-128
9Mendonça, LB & Anjos, L. (2006). Feeding behavior of hummingbirds and perching birds on Erythrina speciosa Andrews (Fabaceae) flowers in an urban area, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil Revista Brasileira Zoologia, 23(1):42-49
10"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
11Frugivory in Lacistema hasslerianum Chodat (Lacistemaceae), a gallery forest understory treelet in Central Brazil, Melo, C. and Oliveira, PE., Braz. J. Biol., 69(1): 201-207, 2009
12A Meeting of Opportunists: Birds and Other Visitors to Mabea fistulifera (Euphorbiaceae) Inflorescences, Fábio Olmos and Ricardo L. P. Boulhosa, Ararajuba 8 (2): 93-98 (2000)
13Poulin, B., G. Lefebvre and R. McNeil (1994) Diets of land birds from northeastern Venezuela Condor 96: 354-367
14Plant–hummingbird interactions in the West Indies: floral specialisation gradients associated with environment and hummingbird size, Bo Dalsgaard, Ana M. Martín González, Jens M. Olesen, Jeff Ollerton, Allan Timmermann, Laila H. Andersen, Adrianne G. Tossas, Oecologia Volume 159, Number 4, 757-766 (2009)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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