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A small songbird with a curved bill, typically with a white stripe over the eye, a sooty grey back, and yellow underparts. It is common in the Caribbean and Central and South America.
- ‘They include the bananaquit, the blue-black grassquit, the blackfaced grassquit, and the St. Lucia black finch.’
- ‘Around me was the tiny hoot of ground doves and the twittering of bananaquits.’
- ‘Roasted-on-site coffees in hand, guests gather at 6 a.m. on the veranda to watch the sun rise over the Arima Valley and ogle the yellow bananaquits and ruby-topaz hummingbirds.’
- ‘Endemic subspecies include Caribbean elaenia, bananaquit, loggerhead kingbird, thick-billed vireo, and vitelline warbler (confined to the Cayman and Swan Islands).’
- ‘This substitution has recently been implicated in plumage variation in a wild population of bananaquits.’
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