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Hello everyone 🙂


It's been a while since I've posted on here, but I'm hoping to get your help with bird ID's from Jamaica in January.  

Most of the pictures that I am struggling with are REALLY bad quality.....  I apologize!   ID's may not even be possible, but I thought I would give posting on here a shot anyway.


The first bird was a swallow or swift high up above the resort in the evening....  Possible Antillean Palm-Swift?

Second bird.....  Great-tailed Grackle?

Third bird......  This is a hard sell!.....  I'm pretty sure it was a Cuckoo of some kind.  All you can see in the picture I have taken is the SUPER blurred, long tail of the bird.  (In the center of the photo.)  You can kind of see the white circular pattern on the tail though, which makes me think either Mangrove Cuckoo or Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo.  The white edging on the tail, and the behavior, (moving really quickly along the tree branches), make me think Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo?  I also heard the bird call, and I would say it was the Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo call.....    


Thanks for taking a look!





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I’m assuming the second bird is a Greater Antillean Grackle. I’m unfamiliar with the region so not sure if there are other species to consider.

The first bird strikes me as a type of swift, but that’s just an educated guess.

Pass on the third, but likely unidentifiable.

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