Birds of Guyana

Guyana, situated in close proximity to Venezuela, Suriname and Brazil, shares many of the bird species of the Amazonian region.kiskadee, Guyana

 

Of 90Kiskadee, Guyana 0 varieties of birds known in this former British colony, two are in permanent residence in our garden: 

Kiskadee, Guyana

 

The Kiskadee flycatcher, noisy and boisterous, is known for its distinctive cry: charmingly, similar to the French phrase ‘Qu’ est-ce que dit?’

Kiskadee, Guyana

 

Besides catching insects in the air, it will grab lizards and mice, and eat all manner of berries, peppers and fruits, making it very adaptable.

 

Each male mates withKiskadee, Guyana one female only, from late March onwards, resulting in 2-5 ivory and brown speckled eggs, which are nurtured in a dome-shaped nest of sticks, grass, moss and bark.

 

 

White chested emerald hummingbird, Guyana

 

The White-chested Emerald Hummingbird weighs just 4.6g and is only 9cm long. White-chested Emerald Humming Bird, Guyana

Feeding on insects and nectar, it’s call sound is a repetitive ‘tche-tche-tche-tche-tche’. 

Eggs are laid in a small cup-shaped nest, attached to a horizontal tree branch, and made of plant-fibres.

 

 

 

Learn more about Guyana at: CaribCentral and its birdlife via Kester Clarke‘s wonderful site.