Quick Facts about Bonaire’s birds.

Get the facts about some of Bonaire’s most popular birds.

Portrait of an American Flamingo on Bonaire.

American Flamingo

(Phoenicopterus ruber)

Diet:  Small shrimp, seeds, blue-green algae, microscopic organisms, and mollusks

Breeding: Lays 1 egg

Status:  Least Concern

 

Blue-tailed Emerald Hummingbird

Blue-tailed Emerald

(Chlorostilbon mellisugus)

Diet:  Nectar and insects

Breeding: Lays 2 eggs

Status:  Least Concern

Portrait of Bonaire's Brown-throated Parakeet.

Brown-throated Parakeet

(Eupsittula pertinax)

Diet:  Feeds upon fruits, seeds, and cactus flowers

Breeding: Lays 3 to 6 eggs

Status:  Least Concern

A pair of Hudsonian Godwits make a rest stop on Bonaire during their fall migration.

Hudsonian Godwit

(Limosa haemastica)

Diet:  Aquatic invertebrates

Breeding: Lays 2 to 4 eggs

Status:  Least Concern, but the population is diminishing

Least Tern

Least Tern

(Sternula antillarum)

Diet:  Feeds by plunge-diving for fish

Breeding: Lays 2 to 3 eggs

Status:  Least Concern, but populations are decreasing

 

Royal Tern

Royal Tern

(Thalasseus maximus)

Diet:  Feeds on small fish, but they also eat insects, shrimp, and crabs

Breeding: Lays 1 or 2 eggs

Status:  Least Concern

 

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

Ruby-Topaz

(Chrysolampis mosquitus)

Diet:  Nectar and some small insects

Breeding: Lays 2 eggs

Status:  Least Concern

Sandwich Terns on Bonaire

Sandwich Tern

(Thalasseus sandvicensis)

Diet:  Feeds by plunge-diving for fish, almost invariably from the sea

Breeding: Lays 1 to 3 eggs

Status:  Least Concern

 

Portrait of Bonaire's Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot.

Yellow-shouldered Parrot

(Amazona barbadensis)

Diet:  Feeds upon fruits, seeds, and cactus flowers

Breeding: Lays 3 or 4 eggs

Status:  Vulnerable

 

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