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Jamaican Blackbird - BirdForum Opus

Photo by dragnil
Ecclesdown Road, Jamaica, November 2012
Nesopsar nigerrimus


7 in (18 cm)
Generally black overall including eyes
Sexes similar


Humid forests of Jamaica.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wet montane forests.



Diet includes invertebrates.


The nesting period lasts from May to July; the two eggs are incubated for about 14 days. The nest is made of plant material and placed close to the trunk of a tree in the lower canopy.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. The websiteofeverything

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