Red-billed Streamertail Hummingbird

  • The Red-billed Streamertail Hummingbird is found only in Jamaica.
  • Jamaicans refer to this bird as the "doctor bird."  The reason for this is because its tail feathers cross in such a way that resembles the old-fashion coattails worn by doctors. 
  • When this bird is in flight its tail produces a high pitched humming noise because of the uniquely scalloped and fluted streamers of the bird’s tail.
  • It is the national bird of Jamaica. 



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